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Framing global education practice

A short video that introduces a discussion about the importance of pedagogy in global education.
You may have noticed in our discussions in the previous activity that Global Education isn’t just about introducing students to new knowledge about global issues, although that can be an important element of pupil engagement. Global Education is also linked to a broader concern with encouraging critical-thinking skills, engaging pupils in discussion of values -and understandings of global concerns, and considering potential action that they might want to take in response to their learning. Research suggests that these are key ways of preparing young people to understand and engage with the complex world around them. It therefore requires educators to consider not just what they teach, but how they teach it.
In other words, to consider their overall approach to teaching and learning, or more formally, ‘Pedagogy’. This will be the focus of our exploration in this activity.

What is the role of pedagogy in global education?

While knowledge of global issues is key to global education, development of critical thinking skills is also key, and to develop these we have to think about both the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of teaching, or, put simply: pedagogy.

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