'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
what about climate change?

Welcome to Global Footprints

The challenges facing the world involve all of us wherever we live. In our increasingly globalised world the earth’s resources and wealth are not shared sustainably or justly. Growing poverty and reduced access to the basic essentials of life is the daily reality for many people on the planet, but this does not have to be the future, we can all do something to reduce global inequality and the effects of climate change.

Global Footprints is for teachers and young people to explore global and social issues and increases students' understanding of the connection between their lives and the lives of others around the world, as well as emphasising the need to work together to protect the planet.

Teachers can get started straight away by clicking through to Learning in a Global Context  a menu of support to help schools engage with global learning. Complete the AUDIT and get a tailor-made action plan for your school!

Click here for the Global Calendar. Black History Month this October Celebrates Civil Rights Act.

Quality or Quantity?

Measuring our impact on pupil attitudes and actions on MDGs and related development issues

HEC Global Learning Centre are working on an exciting new EU funded project reviewing the existing resource How Do We Know It’s Working? A toolkit for measuring attitudinal change from Early Years to KS5.

The pack offers teachers and educators tools for measuring the impact of their GC work on children and young people's attitudes and values.The toolkit will be further reviewed and developed with a particular focus on the Millennium Development Goals. If you would like to be involved in this exciting project - Just let us know! our details are below.

Do you want to learn more about the impact our actions have on our local community and globally? Do you want to make a difference? Read on... The sections on global footprints:

Issues: Researches a number of important issues relating to international development and global justice. Key issues identified by young people in Bangladesh and the UK. Support: A range of guidance documents to support you in developing global learning in your school, as well as publications and resources. Includes CPD opportunities in London.
Explore: Games, quizzes and fun activities to keep you informed. Calculate your Global Footprint and see how your actions have personal, local and global implications. Classroom: Offers teachers information and practical classroom activities and resources, including literacy and numeracy leaflets and other  themes relating to global learning.