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Global learning in the classroom

Starting points for global learning can be found in many subjects – politics, ethics, mathematics, languages, history or geography. Experts from NGOs and trainers from countries in the global South support the teachers in incorporating these topics in the lessons. Examples include creative workshops or games on fair trade, with a view of the everyday lives of children and youths in Africa or behind the scenes of the clothing and fashion industry. Students learn about Fairtrade products and their origins, and learn about the people who cultivate or produce them. They take a look at global contexts and their roles as consumers, and learn to consider things they are already familiar with from another perspective.

The following initiatives will be implemented:

  • Teaching units and workshops on democracy and children’s rights: Leeds and Yorkshire, LeedsDEC
  • Teaching units and workshops on fair trade for various ages in connection with applications for Fairtrade Schools: Bohemia, EAP
  • Teaching units and workshops on global learning and fair trade for primary schools (coffee, cocoa, rice and more): Berlin, GSE
  • Workshops on the topics of mobile cinema for secondary schools – climate justice, fairness in global trading etc.: Linz, Welthaus and Climate Alliance, Upper Austria
  • “Fairness from the first day at school on” – an initiative with Fairtrade products for starting school: Berlin, GSE
  • Workshops on the “Global Classroom”: Berlin, BGZ
  • Project days with interactive exhibitions on migration: Berlin, BGZ
  • Climate breakfast at school: Bohemia, EAP