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Global Dimension - Learning activities

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The main aim here is to show how the geography Key Stage 3 programme of study can be transformed. This is done through the use of eight global dimension concepts (developed by the DCSF) which help to encourage 'thinking geographically': Citizenship, Diversity, Interdependence, Social Justice, Sustainable Development, Conflict Resolution, Values and Perceptions and Human Rights.

  1. Citizenship
  2. Interdependence
  3. Social justice
  4. Sustainable development
  5. Conflict resolution
  6. Values and perceptions
  7. Diversity
  8. Human rights

Activities

The ideas for classroom practice outlined on the following pages can be adapted as required. Some of the activities can be accomplished within a single lesson, while others require longer. Full versions of each of the learning activities are shown in the book, while these webpages contain further resources and examples of classroom practice.

Developing Talk
Developing Maps
Developing Sustainable Futures
Developing Empathy and Understanding
Developing Interpretations
Developing Partnerships

Venn Diagrams

The basic Venn diagram demonstrates how planning can be done. Venn diagrams have been produced for five of the six themes - these are accessible via the appropriate pages.

A teaching and learning sequence

Most of the learning activities utilise an approach developed by the GA which can be described as 'education for conversation'. It involves:

  1. An initial stimulus
  2. Mediation of geographical understanding
  3. Making sense of the matter
  4. Refining thinking
  5. Reflection

Further information is available in this teaching and learning sequence.

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