Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Professional learning

Professional learning

We help schools in the Highlands and Islands embed education for global citizenship and Learning for Sustainability through the provision of free professional development opportunities. We offer a wide range of CLPL, networking and other events. Here you can find out more about the wide range of events on offer to teachers. Please contact us if you would like us to come and deliver an event for your school or ASG.

Are you passionate about supporting young people to take action for a better world?

In Scotland's Year of Young People we are looking for enthusiastic youth workers to be part of our exciting new transformative EU global citizenship project - Start the Change

Get involved in our new EU project - Start the Change
 

Why Start the Change now?

Young people are growing up in a world that is changing almost as fast as they are. Our interconnected and interdependent world brings huge opportunities, but it also brings challenges such as conflict, inequality and environmental degradation.

Feelings of powerlessness to change the world around them can be a common challenge, but given the opportunity, young people can be powerful agents of change. Young people are entitled to participate in youth work activities which develop the necessary skills, values and attitudes to engage effectively with the opportunities and challenges our globalised world brings and to have a voice in shaping a fairer more sustainable future.

Aims of the project

Working with youth groups and schools across 11 European countries, Start the Change aims to empower youth workers and young people, teachers and pupils to explore, debate and take action on local and global issues. Focussing on the links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals, inequality and migration, the project aims to develop a model of active global citizenship for young people.

The project involves training and mentoring of youth workers and teachers, support for working participatively with young people, resource development and networking across Europe.

Youth workers who choose to join the project will take part in two national training days on November 24th and December 8th 2018 in Inverness (or January 12th and 26th 2019 in Aberdeen) followed by individually tailored mentoring and free resource support. 

Get involved

If you or your youth group is interested in being part of Start the Change, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are offering an online professional learning opportunity for upper primary and secondary teachers from across Scotland to increase skills and confidence in delivering education for global citizenship / Learning for Sustainability. This course offers an alternative to a face-to-face Introduction to Global Citizenship course.

The aim of this course is for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence in exploring controversial issues in the classroom.

Highland One World will deliver this CPD for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence to explore the current refugee crisis with their learners.

A three-part practical course that brings together the three key elements of Learning for Sustainability; Global Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development Education and Outdoor Learning.

Our Global Teachers Network is a fantastic chance to network with teachers and organisations, share great practice and hear from inspirational speakers. We hold twice yearly twilight meetings for primary and secondary teachers. 

On Saturday 31st of January, eighty teachers from across Highland braved the elements to attend our Global Citizenship Matters conference at the University of the Highlands and Islands' new Campus in Inverness.

Global Citizenship Education provides rich, interdisciplinary opportunities to develop numeracy skills, from questioning and higher order thinking to problem solving and applying mathematical skills in a wide range of real life contexts.

This TWO-PART course aims to support teachers to develop a deeper understanding of trade justice and fairtrade and its links to the Curriculum for Excellence, providing practical methodologies to support its exploration in the classroom.

This two part practical course brings together the key elements of Global Citizenship offering practical tools, methodologies and resources to embed it across the curriculum.

 

This course aims to support teachers at all levels to embed an exploration of human rights across the curriculum and into the ethos of the school. This is offered as a 2 part course.

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