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The school's team has been running Global Citizenship training for teachers for a number of years now. We offer a training programme which teachers can book onto or schools can invite us in to deliver an In-Service training day for all school staff.
We believe whole school training has a bigger impact on developing Global Citizenship across the curriculum and school ethos.
Click here to download our Schools Global Learning Leaflet, which outlines the global learning opportunities for schools and lists all the training courses available (PDF format).
Global Teacher Award : Please get in touch if interested in this training.
The Global Teacher Award is a national award scheme endorsed by Oxfam and Think Global. Practical engaging activities will explore teaching on local and global societies in a way which challenges stereotypes and
presents a balanced view. Participants will be introduced to exciting resources available from the centre, exploring opportunities
for a truly diverse curriculum. Support with planning and time for discussing challenging issues, giving confidence to teachers to incorporate Global Citizenship into the primary classroom.
International School Partnerships
For schools who are looking to set up an International School Partnership or reinvigorate an existing partnership. A practical day, exploring the great benefits but also the challenges of setting up school partnerships internationally. Feedback from School Partnerships training:
“Challenged my original ideas that I came to the session with regarding linking. It's been a fabulous session.“
“Very useful opportunity to think about equitable partnerships, and how these might look.”
“Extremely interesting and informative day.”
Developing Critical Global Thinking
This training is built around an exciting resource which has been developed in conjunction with West Sussex teachers and Healthy Schools Team and trialled with primary schools in the county. It aims to stimulate critical thinking skills about local and global issues whilst linking in with commonly taught Primary Topics, such as The Victorians, Ancient Civilisations and Houses and Homes.
Philosophy for Children (P4C) SAPERE Level 1 Accredited 2 Day Training Course
Provider: Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
Cost £: 250 credits (essentially free more information here)
Aims of the course:
This two day course is designed to equip educators with the skills and confidence to develop students' thinking skills, explore challenging subject matter and further their understanding of global citizenship through philosophical enquiry.
Expected outcomes of the course:
Teachers will have an increased awareness and understanding of P4C and how it relates to some of the key concepts in global development such as poverty, inequality, globalization, conflict, power and environment. Teachers will have considered how P4C develops the skills and values / dispositions needed for global learning and be able to use P4C as an approach to exploring complex and often controversial global issues with their pupils, enabling them to make up their own minds about what to think and do.
Embedding global learning in your teaching:
P4C is a powerful methodology for developing pupils' thinking skills and exploring challenging subject matter. This course will enable teachers to identify where global learning links to their curriculum and how to deepen understanding of global issues using an approach that supports the moral development, enquiry and discussion skills of pupils.
Course aimed at: KS2 and KS3
Curriculum subjects explored in this course: English, Science, Geography, History, RS, Citizenship, PSHE
Maximum of participants: 12
Ratio of participants : trainers: 1:12
Dr Flick Dunkley is a registered SAPERE Trainer, has been a trainer in global learning since January 2005 and has delivered more than 20 P4C courses. She has also delivered many other global learning courses including the Global Teachers Award
The course includes Sapere accreditation* and handbook. Lunch and refreshments provided. *To achieve level 1 accreditation, participants need to facilitate one enquiry with a class of children and give a brief account of what they did and how they felt it went. They will be sent a form to fill in by Sapere after the course. Please note that this is a 2 day course that will run on the 22nd & 23rd January 2015.
Global Learning Opportunities
New teachers toolkit and training : Developing Critical Global Thinking
This exciting resource has been developed in conjunction with West Sussex teachers and Healthy Schools Team and trialled with primary schools in the county.
We are excited to offer the opportunity to take part in an in depth, three day training course which has been successfully delivered across the South East of England, focusing on developing critical thinking skills.
The course will encourage participants to:
- recognise Global Citizenship as a whole school ethos, with links to all curriculum areas
- understand and address issues embodied in current agendas such as Prevent and Every Child Matters
- address challenging issues, such as racism and homophobia, in the school community with confidence
- increase pupils’ knowledge, critical thinking skills, motivation and self-esteem
- weave identity, globalisation and justice into the curriculum through a questioning approach
- become a catalyst for change.
All participants receive a free copy of this comprehensive toolkit.
In collaboration with EDJI Training.
School partnerships, locally and globally
Step-by-step guidance for teachers interested in establishing a school partnership.
- Exploring expectations of a school link.
- Activities that could take place between schools.
- Preparing for shared planning with your partner.
- Finding a partner and funding for first teacher visits.
- Overview of principles and practice and what to do next
In collaboration with the International Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council.
Providing support and practical exciting ideas, to bring Global Citizenship into your school community.
- Introducing Global Citizenship and what it means for your school.
- Exploring resources and artefacts to focus on a specific Global Citizenship theme.
- Learning about examples from other schools and sharing ideas.
- Supporting you to implement a themed week in your school.
Artists and External Educators in Schools
Training in Global Citizenship is available for external practitioners working in schools. These courses are suitable for those involved in sports education and artists working in schools.
- Support with planning global learning programmes which fit with schools agendas.
- Maximise global learning opportunities within your practice.
- Network and share ideas.
BPEC holds a database of artists and practitioners working with schools locally. You may apply to be included within our network following this training day.
In-Service Training for school staff teams
Practical engaging activities will explore teaching on local and global societies in a way which challenges stereotypes and presents a balanced view.
Tailored to your specific requirements, your team will be introduced to exciting resources available from the centre, exploring opportunities for a truly diverse curriculum. Support with planning and time for discussing challenging issues, giving confidence to teachers to incorporate Global Citizenship into the primary classroom.
Global Citizenship with Environmental Sustainability
Focusing on opportunities to explore common environmental concerns, through examples of communities around the world and how they are responding to global challenges. Moving on from recycling to engage with complex issues which explore our many links with the environment, developing critical thinking skills and exploring positive solutions.
Global Citizenship for Early Years
Training for nurseries and early years which promote global awareness for younger children.
- Supporting staff teams to foster understanding and respect of equalities, social justice and global environmental concerns with pre school and early years children.
- Discussing language and terminology to give confidence in challenging discriminatory behaviour.
- Introducing resources and childrens books that develop children's awareness of the wider world.
Global Learning Schools: Learning in a global context
Develop a whole school approach to Global Citizenship in your school.
This comprehensive package includes:
- an audit of Global Citizenship within your school
- a tailored training programme to suit the needs and interest of your staff team and curriculum
- access to resources ongoing support and reviews.
Feedback from In-Service Training:
“Fresh ideas to get me thinking.”
“Challenging staff perceptions with opportunities for discussion using participative activities.”
“The whole day was very thought provoking. It has made me analyse current practice and gives ideas to tweak what we do.”
"BPEC play a key part in training teachers to be aware of current issues and how they should be promoting and dealing with these issues in the classroom.”
“I really enjoyed the more hands-on approach to the training. It was very interesting and there were some very good activities to really get you thinking.”