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Lawson, Helen – Development Education Research Centre, 2018
The purpose of the research was to collect primary school pupils' perceptions of, and their views on learning about, poverty and development, in order to better understand the factors that influence and impact on their knowledge, understanding and perspectives. The main research questions were: (1) How do young people conceptualise and make sense…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Poverty, World Problems
Bourn, Douglas – Development Education Research Centre, 2018
This paper aims to provide an overview of evidence of schools' engagement in Fairtrade in the UK through the Fairtrade Foundation's Fairtrade School Awards programme. The paper provides a summary of the comments from schools' engagement with the programme based on data from teachers and pupils' learning with evidence from the different levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Trade, Certification, Sustainability
Pendry, Victoria – Development Education Research Centre, 2018
This research set out to explore the connections between the use of global data in primary mathematics lessons as a way of engaging and inspiring teachers and pupils and raising levels of participation from more reluctant mathematicians. The study explores to what extent teachers are keen to use this approach to teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Hunt, Frances – Development Education Research Centre, 2017
Schools for Future Youth (SFYouth) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project running from 2014-2017, which aims to build the skills and capacity of teachers and young people to use global citizenship to improve teaching and learning. The project encourages both curricular engagement with global issues and spaces for young people to actively participate and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness
Alcock, Hilary L.; Ramirez Barker, Linda – Development Education Research Centre, 2016
This study was primarily undertaken by teachers for teachers, and focuses on the potential contribution of global learning and development education (DE) methodologies to a core aspect of curriculum provision, namely writing. The aim of the study is to explore whether using global learning and DE methodologies can have an impact on pupils'…
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, Educational Research, Writing Achievement
Hunt, Frances; Cara, Olga – Development Education Research Centre, 2015
The Global Learning Programme in England is an initiative aimed at supporting the teaching and learning of global learning in schools in England at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. It is a five-year national programme of support to schools to enhance their provision of global learning. Specifically, the GLP-E works with teachers to enhance their…
Descriptors: Global Education, Audits (Verification), Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
Hunt, Frances; King, Richard P. – Development Education Research Centre, 2015
Within the Global Learning Programme (GLP) in England there has been an explicit focus on encouraging more holistic 'whole school' practice and the need for better evidence of its impact. This paper describes how support for a whole school approach to global learning was rationalised and developed within the programme, and how such an approach was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Evidence, Educational Change
Bourn, Douglas – Development Education Research Centre, 2014
Development education and global learning, whilst being part of the landscape of education in England for over thirty years, have to date not had a high profile. What the terms mean, and their value and contribution to educational goals, have been described and defined in only a handful of publications. The introduction of the Global Learning…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Global Education, Global Approach, Agenda Setting
Bourn, Douglas – Development Education Research Centre, 2014
Over the past decade, school linking has become an important feature of the landscape of global learning and development education in England. Yet what is the actual relationship between having an international link with a school in the Global South and the school's broader curriculum learning activities on global and development issues? This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Global Education, Correlation, Learning Activities
Bourn, Douglas; Cara, Olga – Development Education Research Centre, 2013
Linking between schools in the United Kingdom and schools in sub-Saharan Africa has been a feature of the educational landscape for more than twenty years, but became a government priority between 2000 and 2010. Whilst the interest in Ireland was less, both countries resourced linking programmes primarily as a means of raising awareness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Cooperation
Frances, Hunt – Development Education Research Centre, 2012
The report focuses on the nature and impact on pupils of global learning in primary schools in England. It looks at what global learning and how it is practiced in the context of primary schools. It identifies factors which both encourage and limit global learning. It also explores how global learning can impact on children's learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Global Education, Global Approach