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Global Learning Programme

Beechlawn School has earned its Introductory Global Learning Certificate from the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

Global learning is essentially education for a fair and sustainable world. In other words, a world free of poverty where all human beings are treated with respect and dignity and where individuals, communities, businesses and countries behave in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Key global learning concepts include poverty, global inequality, social justice, sustainable development and global interdependence.

Global learning helps pupils make sense of the increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. It enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others.  A holistic approach to global learning equips young people with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that will enable them to realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our world.
 

How does the GLP support the NI curriculum?

The Global Learning Programme is not an add-on to the curriculum, but rather provides an important lens through which to explore and enhance the existing curriculum strands, topics and skills. Global learning can be incorporated into any subject/topic taught within the classroom. For example, in maths lessons pupils can examine statistics on global inequality, while in music they can explore songs about injustice from around the world. 

The programme helps schools meet existing curriculum requirements, promotes connected learning, and strengthens the quality of teaching within areas such as Personal Development (PD), Learning for Life and Work (LLW), Local and Global Citizenship, etc.. Additionally, the GLP complements Beechlawn’s other initiatives and award schemes, such as Eco-Schools and Rights Respecting Schools.

 

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