8 Key Concepts for Global Dimensions
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The 8 Key Concepts of the Global Dimension in Education
Learning across the curriculum can be an important way of supporting children and young people to understand global issues and to make links between their learning in different subjects. The eight concepts shown below provide a conceptual framework for thinking about the global dimension and building it into the curriculum.
Gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts and institutions necessary to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
Understanding the nature of conflicts, their impact on development and why there is a need for their resolution and the promotion of harmony.
Understanding and respecting differences and relating these to our common humanity.
Knowing about human rights including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Understanding how people, places, economies and environments are all inextricably interrelated, and that choices and events have repercussions on a global scale.
Understanding the importance of social justice as an element in both sustainable development and the improved welfare of all people.
Understanding the need to maintain and improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for future generations.
Values and perceptions
Developing a critical evaluation of representations of global issues and an appreciation of the effect these have on people's attitudes and values.