Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds Hi. My name is Nicole Blum. I’m a Researcher and Lecturer in the Development Education Research Centre, University College London, Institute of Education. The work of our Centre focuses on Global Learning, Global Education, and related areas, such as, Education for Global Citizenship and Education for Sustainable Development. We run an online Master’s Programme on Global Learning, and we also support a number of PhD researchers who are conducting research all over the world. We often also support teachers who are looking to develop their professional practise related to Global Education, Global Learning, and Global Citizenship. We know from our experience with teachers that they’re really keen to know how best to prepare their pupils for what are sometimes uncertain global futures.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds They want their pupils to be able to positively engage with the world around them and to critically understand it. We also know that teachers often need support to know how to do this. Hi. I’m Fran Hunt. I also work as a researcher and tutor in the Development Education Research Centre. We’ve developed this MOOC to help teachers provide learning and engagement with global issues for pupils. It aims to support teachers to incorporate large and challenging topics within their teaching, such as climate change, children’s rights, and global interdependence. It provides insight into how to teach these topics including pedagogical approaches that support critical thinking, pupil voice, and participation.
Skip to 1 minute and 51 seconds The MOOC incorporates practical activities to engage teachers and guides them towards a range of resources and further support. The MOOC provides an introduction to key issues and debates in Global Education, Global Citizenship Education, and related areas. It’s aimed at teaching professionals around the world who would like to include Global Education in their teaching practise. Together we’ve developed the Global Education for Teachers MOOC as a three-week, short course that aims to provide online, accessible professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers around the world. Participants will learn together in a supportive, collaborative, and participatory space. The aim is for participants to gain confidence and the knowledge and skills to introduce global issues into their teaching practise.
Skip to 2 minutes and 42 seconds We hope that you’ll join us for the course and look forward to seeing you there.