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DEA launches policy document "Our Global Future"

On Friday 20th March the DEA launched their latest policy recommendations which have been composed with Ipsos MORI research.

 

To view the DEA policy document Our Global Future: how schools can meet the challenge of change please click here.

 

The Council for Subject Associations backs the calls from the DEA to embed global learning in the classroom and across the school ethos. The CfSA feels that with current government initiatives such as community cohesion, it is vital that for further expertise on global learning is made more readily available to both teachers and pupils.

 

The Council welcomes the recommendations from the DEA to provide teachers and school leaders with a greater knowledge of global learning, and concurs with the proposals that subject associations should have a package of support to provide continuing professional development for the global dimensions of their individual subjects.

 

The CfSA also welcomes the call for global issues to be covered in proposed Masters in Teaching and Learning courses and recognises the need for possible modules covering the key concepts of sustainability and diversity.

 

Commenting on the publication of Our Global Future, the CfSA Chief Executive David Jones said:

 

“The latest policy document from the DEA raises the stakes and challenges educators to grapple with the complex issues relating to globalisation, climate change, community cohesion and social mobility.  The recommendations recognise the important influence of subject associations and promotes a package of support to provide continuing professional development to address global issues through subjects.  Likewise, the implications for initial teacher training and the proposed Masters in Teaching and Learning are clearly expressed and show the need for ‘joined-up’ thnking from all the stakholders.

20 Mar 2009

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