Education plays a vital role in helping children and young people recognise their responsibilities as citizens of the global community, it equips them with the skills required to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.
By including the global dimension in teaching, links can easily be made between local and global issues and young people are given the opportunity to:
Critically examine their own values and attitudes.
Appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and learn to value diversity.
Understand the global context of their local lives.
Develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination.
Such knowledge, skills and understanding enable young people to make informed decisions about how they can play an active role in the global community.
Find out more about how the global dimension can fit into every subject of your school’s curriculum:
For the England curriculum
For the Northern Ireland curriculum
For the Scotland curriculum
For the Wales curriculum