Creating a real-life curriculum

Provider: Oxfam Education
£450.00 + VAT

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Description Enrich your curriculum with a global citizenship approach. Use participatory teaching and learning methodologies to design a global curriculum which meets the needs of your school.
Duration We can adapt the length of the session to suit your needs.

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Hospitality and Leisure, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Management, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Cross-curricular Themes, Global dimension, In school, After-school meetings, Team lesson planning/teaching, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science / Geology, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, PSHE
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students
  • To understand the concept of active global citizenship 
  • To recognise ways in which global citizenship can enrich the curriculum, helping to make it more real
  • To explore examples of pupils engaging with global issues to achieve positive change through the curriculum
  • To apply the principles of active global citizenship to provide an exciting vehicle to deliver content or skills from their existing curriculum
  • To develop ideas to use active global citizenship for linking curriculum areas and/or cross-phase work, or to take learning beyond the school
Evidence underpinning this approach

We have trialled our workshops in 'lead schools' and found that they helped school leaders and teachers to recognise the importance of preparing pupils as active global citizens, and equipped them with practical tools for implementing a global citizenship approach across the curriculum and other areas of school life. Our CPD is approved by the Global Learning Programme in England and schools can pay for workshops using their e-credits.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Our CPD is evaluated in a number of ways. Completing evaluation forms at the start and end of the session will help to track participants' progress during the session as well as evaluate the short term effectiveness of the CPD. We also contact participants eight weeks after each session with an evaluation survey to help them to evaluate and reflect on the impact of the session.

In addition, we offer follow-up support to schools to help them to identify, implement and evaluate strategies for using a global citizenship approach. Evaluation for this may include completing 'before' and 'after' school audits, as well as setting and measuring progress against outcomes. 

Follow-up activities and support

All participants are welcome to contact a member of the Oxfam Education team with any questions or queries after the event. As mentioned above, follow- up support is also available to help schools and participants to identify and implement action after a CPD session has taken place. 

Participants will also be provided with materials during the session to support their learning, such as global citizenship guides and planning templates, as well as ideas for resources and useful links for taking follow-up action back in school.


This workshop will enable teachers to see how active global citizenship can be applied through their existing curriculum, not delivered as a ‘bolt on’. It will help teachers to recognise the benefit of using active global citizenship to support educational outcomes and enrich their curriculum. It will also help them use the support available from Oxfam to engage pupils with a range of relevant global development issues to realise these benefits in a creative and practical way.

This session is participative (all participants are actively engaged), inclusive (caters for all needs), reflective (encourages participants to reflect on their practice or experience), collaborative (participants work together), multiple perspectives are covered (including from other parts of the world) and it is creative.

This course will be delivered by an Oxfam Education member of staff. Trainer profiles are available. 

If you are signed up to the Global Learning Programme you can pay for our courses using your credits on the GLP-England website.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.