Teaching and Evaluating Global Citizenship Classroom Activities

Promoting youth participation through global citizenship can have a range of positive outcomes for learners. Competencies that can be developed include skills such as thinking critically, teamwork, and communication, and qualities such as confidence and self-esteem, as well as values. There are many activities teachers can use both to develop and to measure these competencies.

“Teaching and evaluating Global Citizenship: classroom activities” contains a set of activities for you to use in the classroom. These activities are designed to help young people develop the 9 key competencies summarised in the Youth Outcomes Matrix below. The focus of the classroom activities is on skills development rather than solely the acquisition of knowledge. They therefore will have value in all curricular areas.

The Youth Outcomes Matrix

Each key competency in the Youth Outcomes Matrix is numbered. The classroom activities that follow are numbered to reflect the relevant key competency.

1. Knowledge of global social justice issues 2. Thinking critically3. Creativity and innovation4. Participation and teamwork5. Planning and managing6. Communication and voice7. Global action8. Values for global citizenship9. Confidence and self-esteem