Concentric Circles: Session 3

I really enjoyed meeting everyone at DECSY yesterday afternoon – thank you!

These flowers gave us inspiration to learn more about the world and our place in it.

These flowers gave us inspiration to learn more about the world and our place in it.

Here are the materials I used in my session about being aware of opportunities (in a school culture which fosters this awareness for all – children, teachers and all school staff, parents and the wider school community) to encourage global thinking around curriculum learning.  In my experience, my awareness has enabled me to pick up on chances I couldn’t have planned specifically in advance for – which doesn’t mean that we don’t anticipate where chances may occur.

Y1 and Dorothy’s Flowers

Blank Questions Ppt Slide


What informs our Global Perspective?

When we embarked on this project we felt it was important to acknowledge the part of the values and attitudes that we, the teachers,  hold about the world as this can be so influential on the way we work with children.  During the second year of the project we shared the TED video:

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

The Danger of a Single-story

This video made a significant impact on all of our project teachers and they continued to refer to as we evaluated the success of the project.

We also asked them to bring along an object, or book, or memory – something to talk about that helped us to discover what informed their perspective on the world.  This activity is explained in further detail on the Geographical Association (GA) website – see Start Global/ Think Local >>>

You will also find two activities for use with children on this page of the GA website.