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Resource 6

Geographical Association
Community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism
A resource for teachers to use in the classroom

Resource title
Global Dimension - Learning activities
The main aim of this Global Dimension resource is to show how the Geography Key Stage 3 Programme of Study can be transformed to support the work of a school in promoting community cohesion. This is done through the use of the eight global dimension concepts (developed by the DfES) which help to encourage 'thinking geographically' via a variety of themes that run alongside and support much of the work done in geography:
  1. Citizenship
  2. Iterdependence
  3. Social justice
  4. Sustainable development
  5. Conflict resolution
  6. Values and perceptions
  7. Diversity
  8. Human rights
There is a large amount of supporting material for teachers within this resource. A simple Venn diagram demonstrates how planning can be done and Venn diagrams have been produced for each of the eight themes listed above. Most of the learning activities utilise an approach developed by the Geographical Association's GeoVisions team and the sequence used in this resource effectively describes an 'education for conversation'.

The ideas for classroom practice outlined in the resource can be adapted as required to the needs of the school. Some sequences can be accomplished within a single lesson, while others will require longer. Full versions of each of the Learning Activities are shown in the accompanying book, while further resources and examples of classroom practice are made available online.
Links across other subjects within resource
There are links with Citizenship, History and RE.
Additional support
Teach Global - Provides courses and resources to support all aspects of primary and secondary teachers' professional development in relation to the global dimension.
Global Dimension - includes over 500 resources reviewed by teachers - structured by UK curricula, subject and pupil age.
Global Gateway - (developed by the DfES and the British Council) draws together information on websites, provides a powerful search engine and a service for finding overseas partners.

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