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

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

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.

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Geography and the Global Dimension

A series of 3 twilights for primary school teachers, based on the highly successful teacher group project with the Geography Association.

Session 1: Introduction: The Danger of a Single Story
Choose one from the following dates:
16th January 2013: Jump Primary, Barnsley
17th January 2013: Watercliffe Meadow Primary, Sheffield
24th January 2013: Dobcroft Infant, Sheffield
Session 2: Case studies from local schools and planning
29th January 2013: DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Rd, Sheffield, S1 4SE (with
access to DECSY’s resource centre and advice from project teachers)
Session 3: Global Citizenship: children taking action
26th February 2013: DECSY, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE
These sessions (all 4.30pm – 6pm) will be facilitated by Helen Griffin & Wendy
North with support from the project teachers, who have all implemented
geography with a global dimension with their pupils this year.

Start Date

  • Wednesday 16 January 2013 (16:30)

Cost

FREE

How to Book

Contact Helen Griffin

Download the course flyer from this page >>>

The Geography and the Global Dimension team ran a workshop at the Geographical Association Conference 2012

Gemma, John, Zoe, Helen and Wendy attended the Geographical Association Conference in Manchester in April this year.  Our workshop was well attended 20+ participants and Gemma, Zoe and John shared some of the key moments/ ideas of their projects.  You can download their contributions to the workshop on the GA Conference Page.  Please look for the link that says Manchester 2012 and then scroll down the page until you come to  Workshop 6