London and South East England Regions

Teachers and other educators building a learning community for the global dimension

What is Global Learning?

Global learning can be described as an approach to learning about
international development through recognising the importance of linking
people’s lives throughout the world. There are several definitions
of the term ‘global learning’ and ‘development education’. In the
context of the Global Learning Programme, global learning encourages
critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact
that individuals can have on them.

Schools participating in global learning recognise the impact that
knowledge and understanding of development can bring to pupils’ learning
across the curriculum.