There are many approaches to education for global citizenship. They are unified by two principles. The first is their transformative impact on young people, equiping them for critical and active engagement in a fast-changing and interdependent world. The second is their focus on learning, thinking and actions, including opportunities to develop their skills as agents of change and to reflect critically on their role.
I don’t have experience in teaching young about Global Citizenship. Should I do this if my awareness is too shallow?
Of course you should! Schools for Youth is a place where young people can gain knowledge as well as an understanding of what it means to live in global world. Teachers are very important factors in a young persons life. The resources on this website will help you spread awareness about global citizenship both in and out of the curriculum. All resources contain detail information how to use them. If you will have any questions – please write to us!
Global Citizenship Education concerns everyone of us. You should try to engage all of your young people in as many of the activities as possible and let them develop their critical thinking skills.
The project has developed a range of educational activities around 7 top world priorities: Global Inequality, Education, Climate Change, Humanitarian Aid, Food System , Health and Refugees. We suggest you consult your young people to understand their interests and needs.
I’m conducting lesson about the history and geography of our country (also about the days of colonialism and geographical discoveries). Is this related to Global Citizenship Education?
Imperfectly. Global Citizenship Education includes a focus on global interdependence which often crossed over into the history and geographyof a country. Global Citizenship Education teaching approaches cause and effect and influences young people's attitudes, skills and ability to think critically. We encourage you to incorproate Schools for Future Youth resources into your curriculum.
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Global Issues are in the SFYouth toolkit. Once you enter the SFYouth toolkit, please click on the button "Explore Global Issues"
In order for a student to register, he/she should enter the SFYouth Toolkit and click on the Student Registration button. He/she will then be required to fill in some information and then he/she will receive an email to activate his/her account and change his/her password.
Every global issue has a range of resources associated to it including photographs and videos, a critical thinking activity, a practical work, an action guide and a presentation to use with a class, or for peer teaching. By clicking on any resource, you can view the information online or you have the option of downloading a PDF file.
A Global Issue refers to any financial, environmental or social issue, which is a result of a change around the world. We provide information about the following global issues: climate change, food, education for all, health, inequality, refugees and humanitarian aid.
It is easy to get in contact with partner organisations. Please just click the "Contact Us" button and type a message explaining your request. You will be contacted shortly afterwards by our staff.
The Youth Wall has been designed to be accessed by young people across Europe and indeed the world! The Schools for Future Youth Team have implemented robust safeguarding measures, to ensure the Youth Wall is a safe yet fun place to interact with other young people.
We want to hear what you have been working on to further your knowledge and skills on global issues. Have you given a presentation to other young people in your school? We want to hear about it! Have you fundraised for something you feel passionately about and enjoyed the experience? We want to hear from you! Inspire other young people around the world to take action and make a real difference to the lives of others.
You can develop multiple skills using this website's resources. Among those you can develop skills for action, skills for finding information, critical thinking, deciding actions, planning actions skills, evaluation of actions, skills to use your voice in different ways and collaboration skills. By clicking on each skill's icon, you will be given practical tips and ideas on how to develop that skill!
In the Skills section, the project proposes a number of activities to learn about today's most pressing global challenges and gives young people the chance to solve problems and strengthen their creativity, innovation and adaptability. By using our dedicated 'Youth Participation Classroom' resources, as a teacher, you can improve your students' participation in your lessons by simply devoting a little time and thought to shaping the environment and interactive ways in which you teach. The way in which you interact thourgh non formal education methods will help your students to appreciate your attitude and approach to participation.
There are a number of practical activities for young people to develop their skills to take action for creating a better world. These resources should be used by young people and could be incorporated into one of your Youth Ambassador Group meetings if you have, or decide to set up a group. Read more about the benefits of Youth Ambassador Groups online.
Should I ask all young people to visit the SFYouth website who have received a Global Citizenship lesson?
Not necessarily. The more young people that are engaged in global issues and taking the initiative to take action on something they feel passionately about, the better. However the most important this for the success and longevity of any activity, is a willingness and a desire to get involved. Your young people should enjoy being part of this movement for global change!