Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) and TIDE~ Global Learning (TIDE) are delighted to announce a new partnership to help schools and young people engage with Global and local issues.
Global issues such as poverty, migration, human rights, climate change, aid, and development, impact on our communities and are a powerful vehicle for engaging young people in both debate and the school curriculum.
Building on our successful approach to the engagement with the arts and emotional heath, the project aims to create teacher networks across primary and secondary schools that:
- Supports teachers to engage young people in an open and informed dialogue about global issues.
- Creates opportunities for young people to engage in discussion about global issues both within their school, and with young people from other schools.
- Supports the development of young leaders.
- Is jointly led by teachers and young leaders.
- Is informed by the production of toolkits and other materials which provide proposed discussion points, and information, to support structured conversations with, and between, young people.
- Enable teachers to link discussion about global issues to the school curriculum
- Produce an annual publication that summarises project work completed and the pedagogical thinking used to support it.
Detailed consultation with school leaders, teachers and young people will be undertaken through the Autumn term 2017 to:
- Agree the best way in which to form and deliver the teacher networks.
- Agree the best way in which to create young leaders and to provide support to them.
- Agree global issues that will form the basis of initial discussions with, and between, young people.
- Develop materials to support structured discussion around the agreed issues.
The project will be available to all schools across the city.