Why We Do It...
Global learning is about recognising and understanding our connections with others around the world, through the food we eat, the items we use and the people we meet. It’s about valuing our individual capacity to create positive change and make a difference. Through awareness and empowerment we can build a more just and sustainable future for everyone everywhere.
Global learning encourages confidence, open-mindedness, and critical and creative thinking. It’s about recognising and making connections at local level to make sense of issues and successes of our everyday lives. It’s about acquiring knowledge and practicing skills that benefit individuals, families, employers and communities. Skill and values, that are essential for happy, healthy and successful lives where people join in with their communities.
Key areas covered include eight ‘key concepts’:
- Global citizenship;
- Conflict resolution;
- Human rights;
- Social justice;
- Sustainable development;
- Values and perceptions
At Ludwell, we believe that global learning and development is about:
- Respecting people’s varied ways of life here and around the world.
- Understanding the factors that affect people’s lives and connect us all to each other
- Working for a fairer, more sustainable future for everyone.
“Global education is seen as a way of extending students’ views of the world by exploring their perceptions and connections. It helps them to recognise and think critically about different cultural, economic and political perspectives.” – Department for International Development
“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
“Education is the post powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandel
We are currently working with GLADE to develop a school link. Visit this page again soon for more information about the school overseas with whom we have been partnered.