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University College London

Global Education for Teachers

University College London via FutureLearn


Incorporate global learning and global citizenship education into your teaching

Teachers today must prepare their students for a global future.

Young people will need to learn how to positively engage with people from all over the world and build the skills and knowledge to become a global citizen.

On this course, you’ll increase your confidence and ability to introduce global issues into your teaching. You’ll get CPD training in how to address global issues in your teaching and support global citizenship in your school.

This course is developed in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, which requires countries to develop global citizenship for all learners by 2030.

This course is designed for teachers around the world who want to encourage global citizenship amongst their students and work towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4.7.

This includes teachers in international schools and International Baccalaureate schools, as well as teachers in government schools with an interest in global learning and global citizenship education.


  • Introduction to global education
    • Welcome and introductions
    • What is global education?
    • Why is global education important?
    • What global education means for teachers and teaching
  • Key themes and approaches in global education
    • What does the term mean?
    • Elements of global education
    • Approaches to teaching and learning
  • Applying your learning to practice
    • Mapping your global education journey
    • Thinking about practice
    • Approaches to global education within schools
    • Planning for global education
    • Taking global education forward

Taught by

Nicole Blum and Frances Hunt


4.9 rating, based on 12 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at FutureLearn based on 95 ratings

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  • This course has been a massive enlightenment module for me on issues affecting us globally.
    Formally, I was mere supporter of global education but now I am proud to be a stakeholder in the total achievement of GE objectives.
  • Anonymous
    This is the superb course for both the novel teachers to learn global citizenship education (GCE) and the teacher who currently employees in global education field. Although I have worked as the GCE teacher in international school in my country, in an account of a lack of teacher training, I didn't have enough knowledge for global education. From this course, I have learned different terms of Global education , how it effects to our teaching process and promote the learner's outcomes. This course makes me more confident and the key elements of global education is my preferred part. This is also interactive course even though it is online and i highly recommend for teachers to attend this course.
  • Anonymous
    An inspiring course which highlights the gaps in global education and the need for teachers to consider this in their teaching. This course provides a broad range of useful resources.
  • Anonymous
    This was a really useful course as a teacher and middle leader in the international school sector. It gave a good overview of the various definitions, concepts and issues involved in teaching global education. It has helped me engage with the wider academic debate in the field, but has also given me practical suggestions for how to develop and make more rigorous our own global learning pathways in school. I'd recommend this for anyone involved in teaching or designing global education pathways for any age group of students.
  • Anonymous
    A well designed course with very interesting resources that will help you start your global education journey
  • Anonymous
    This is a very interesting course on global education. I have learned a lot of things on global education. I feel so empowered so engaged in the process global education citizenship. I would be pleased with another adventure of this kind.

    I present all my gratitude to our lead educators and all these teachers who shared their experiences through videos. I hope I will be lucky to meet you one of these days. I really feel sad that the adventure is at its end so early. Thank you so much for everything.
  • Anonymous
    I have been an educator for over 15 years, in the USA and in the UK. I have never realised how much of Global Education is embedded in the English National Curriculum but it is through this course that I have learnt about the pedagogical guidance, the extensive research and the practical approaches of this subject in actual practice. I feel very empowered and motivated to continue to use Global Learning as the 'golden thread' of my practice and to continue to learn more about it.
  • Anonymous
    It was a immersion into Global Education, Citizenship, Critical Thinking and also how the world view to global issues of importance is evolving.

    There are so many tools, research studies as well as research based frameworks suggested to enhance teaching-learning in the classroom.

    Must do, for all educators out there.
  • Anonymous
    Awesome course. Really inspiring and transformational. Tons of practical application suggestions, activities, lesson plans, resources. The course leaders were extremely active and responsive on the chats and it was great to learn from the other students as well.
  • Anonymous
    This was such an amazing course! It was very easy to follow and you learn a lot. I wish it could have been longer to learn more, but I will be looking into the master's program.
  • Anonymous
    Great course to get in touch with Global Education practices. Well structured, nice teachers and very easy to follow.
  • Anonymous
    Very useful course with lots and lots of free downloadable resources. A nice balance of video and reading activities.

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