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Key elements of global education

A short article on the key elements of Global Education
© University College London

As we have discussed in previous steps, there are a variety of ways of framing global education and deciding on its core priorities. How we do this might depend on which term or theoretical approach we focus on (e.g. GCE, global learning etc.), as well as national education priorities, international agendas, or what we want from global education in our own practice.

However, underpinning these various approaches and understandings are four core elements:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Action.

These won’t necessarily be given equal emphasis at all times in all contexts, but it is likely they will all be present in some form in global education initiatives. In the next step, we will look at each of these elements in more detail.

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