The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a new formal education project managed by the Centre for Global Education and funded by the UK government. The GLP supports schools to embed development education and global citizenship as regular practice across curriculum subjects and through whole school initiatives.
This will contribute to more young people having a thorough knowledge and understanding of global poverty and the ways it can be reduced. The main aim of the GLP is to increase and improve delivery of global learning in 50% of grant aided primary, secondary and special schools in Northern Ireland through the provision of high quality teacher training and support at Key Stages 2 and 3. Quantitative and qualitative research will monitor the impact of delivery in schools.
Schools participating in the programme select a teacher to lead on global learning, who then attends specialised CPD training before beginning the process of using what they've learned within the school. Over 300 schools are currently involved in the GLP and there is funding to support another 200 more.
CPD training days (with sub-cover provided) are being held for teachers at venues in Armagh, Belfast, Bellaghy, Irvinestown and Lisburn during the spring. To learn more or to sign your school up, please visit www.globallearningni.com. We have made some recent tweaks to our training model for 2017 so it is now even more flexible and classroom-focused than before.
If you have any questions about the programme or about global learning in general, feel free to get in touch by calling 028 9024 1879 or emailing email@example.com. The GLP team are always happy to help and will endeavour to quickly get back you with answers.