Young people growing up in Scotland today can look forward to spending their working lives as citizens of an increasingly complex world. International education will become fundamental to their realising their potential in such a multicultural and global society.
International education is a broad concept, and it can be exemplified in a variety of forms and experiences. These include school-based experiences, often using ICT, in addition to school links, exchanges and overseas visits. Learning in and through international education can make learning about any subject or any cross-curricular theme more relevant and fun.
(Extract from Learning and Teaching Scotland website)
We are keen to involve our children in discussing global citizenship.
Global issues are important in the lives of all young people, living in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent and global communication is a daily reality. Young people have access to the internet and increased opportunity to travel, watch news stories from around the world as they develop and follow for example international sporting events as they happen. They have access to a wide range of cultural goods, media products and information from other countries, and an awareness of human transnational migration. The benefits for young people of international education include:
- having a platform from which to develop empathy and an active concern for those with whom they share the world
- having an intercultural awareness which helps make connections with others and which helps combat racism and xenophobia.
Global School Partnerships promote partnerships between schools in the United Kingdom and schools in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The programme aims to raise young people’s awareness of global development issues and equip them with the skills and knowledge to become active global citizens.