Global Learning Methods and the SDG’s

This 5 day course is focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a framework for global citizenship education and global learning methods (non formal education methods) that teachers, teacher trainers, and headteachers in primary and secondary schools can put into practice in their everyday teaching. They will be provided with concrete tools and methods and an action plan to take home and implement. This will support them to help their students understand the wider world around them and to make global connections between issues within the SDG’s such as poverty, immigration or climate changes and their own lives, addressing European priorities like education, awareness raising and active global citizenship. In particular this will help them integrate such issues into their own curriculum to motivate and engage pupils, and create opportunities within school to promote pupil leadership on these issues.
At the end of the course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance with the total amount of training hours.

This course is aimed at teachers (from primary to secondary school, vocational, adult and special needs school), teacher trainers, headteachers, principals and managers of schools who wish to:
– Gain or deepen their knowledge about key concepts of the Sustainable Development Goals and global citizenship education (its history, pedagogical framework);
– Help schools use the SDG’s and global citizenship to enrich their curriculum, develop pedagogical practice and motivate pupils more effectively in learning;
– Learn about global citizenship methods through a practical “learn by doing approach”.

1. Linguistic competences will be enhanced by using English as a common language;
2. Staff competences: participants will be provided with updated concrete tools and methods in order to teach current “global citizens” both in the curriculum and through volunteer groups in school, and thus help their students understand the wider context they live in and to globally connect their lives with SDG issues such as poverty, immigration or climate change; their planning, implementing and evaluating skills will be enhanced by the methodologies used in the course;
3. New teaching methods and tools: this course will bring together different activities and methodologies, which are common to Global Citizenship Education. Different and innovative teaching methodologies will be used and can be replicated in a school context; staff will learn to apply global citizenship curriculum planning and pedagogical approaches that will support enriching their every day practice Group works and plenary sessions; to help consolidate learning effectively:
– An effective “learning by doing” approach that will lead participants to have a hands on experience of a range of relative techniques and skills;
– Structured exercises using interactive, learner-based, collaborative and stimulating methods such as theatre for living, open space technology, fish bowl and Philosophy for Children aiming at developing critical thinking, discussions and enquiry based learning;
– Action planning; considering how to take and use these methods in their own practice, creating personalized plans to take home and carry out, and use online spaces after the course to share their experiences in doing so as reflective practitioners;
4. European Dimension: Over the last twenty years, Europe as undergone many changes effecting the makeup of classrooms and local communities due to a fast changing and globalised world. The world is more and more interconnected (between people, ecosystems, markets, culture, etc.) and many European countries’ systems seem unprepared to meet this challenge. Schools are rethinking the way they operate, the way teachers teach and students learn under a new “global” perspective. Furthermore, development education, awareness raising and active global citizenship are part of Europe’s long term, cross-sectorial strategy.

By attending this course, every participant will be enabled to use new tools and gain confidence to engage his/her students in learning about the SDG’s, prepare them to live and work in a global society and to be pro-active in making a positive difference in the world. Additionally, during the course, a professional development plan incorporating clear objective for the improvement of their daily work will be provided. This will help them promote a different school where teachers and students can think globally.
Organizations and schools will undoubtedly benefit from teachers integrating their experience into their school/local community. Participants will in fact be encouraged to network in their local communities, finding and connecting up with other potential educators, organizations, etc., in order to spread global learning methods in both the formal and non formal education sectors.
If your European Development Plan requires a course with a specific focus/outcome or you have a general enquiry, please email:

Through this course, participants will be given the chance to:
– Increase their awareness about the SDG’s, global citizenship education methodologies and how they can support and enhance curriculum planning and pedagogy in all subjects;
– Experience different non formal education methods which facilitate critical thought and analysis, discussion, reflection and a call to action, including through volunteer groups in school;
– Deepen their abilities concerning planning and evaluating global learning methods;
– Learn about different tools like films, websites and toolkits which enrich global teaching resources;
– Plan global citizenship activities with the checklist criteria, info and experience gained;
– Create personal action plans to embed their learning into their teaching practice, and continue their learning journey;
– Improve and refresh their English skills and knowledge, learning specific vocabulary;
– Take part in practical and effective workshops in a collaborative and enthusiastic working environment;
Should you have any academic related question, please do not hesitate to write to us.

Even though no special preparation is required, participants will receive reading materials introducing the main themes of the course, encouraging them to examine what global citizenship methods exist in their fields of work. In addition participants will be asked to identify a good practice example of a global citizenship methodology to be presented during the course.
More information will be communicated closer to the course.
In case you have any questions, please write to us.

CANCELLED – Florence (IT), 05-09 October 2020
Florence (IT), 12-16 April 2021

We offer a flexible cost structure. This allows you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.

Full package 6 nights: € 1.030 (course + 2 coffee break + breakfast + lunch + accommodation from Sunday to Saturday).

Full package 5 nights: € 950 (course + 2 coffee break + breakfast + lunch + accommodation from Sunday to Friday).

Lunch package: € 500 (course + 2 coffee break + breakfast + lunch)

The paid amount will not be refunded in case of withdrawal. The paid amount will be refunded in case the minimum number is not reached. The minimum number of participants is 10.

All the cost related to travel, accommodation and subsistence may be covered by the Erasmus Plus grant.
If you want to add Oxfam Italia as a provider of a course in the application form, our PIC number is: 973820443.

If you are interested in enrolling for an Oxfam Italia Staff Mobility Training Course, please fill in the pre-registration form. You do not have to pay anything to enroll for a course but when we receive your enrolment form we will add you to our database of pre-registered course participants.

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