British Values, Migration and Global Learning

British Values, Migration and Global Learning

Schools are required to show how British Values are embedded across their curriculum.

For Global teachers, this is an opportunity to explore issues around migration, refugees, and community. How can we avoid narrow definitions and provide children and young people with opportunities to connect to their own sense of identity and belonging? How can we support children to develop the ability to think critically about the world and develop more empathetic awareness of different perspectives? This workshop aims to provide opportunities to explore some of these questions in an open, creative, and critical way.

Aims of the course:

  • Understand how to promote informed active global citizenship and provide a classroom environment which values democracy, critical thinking and participation.
  • Develop ways in which you can offer your pupils a range of different perspectives and question the assumptions behind them, including what it is to be 'British'.
  • Explore the concept of values and the 'fundamental British Values', linking your own school values to these ‘British’ values
  • Understand more about migration (history, patterns, statistics) in order to feel more confident about teaching, and the links between migration, identity and British Values.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • offer pupils a range of different perspectives and question the assumptions behind them, including what it is to be 'British'
  • explore the concept of values and the 'fundamental British Values', linking your own school values to these ‘British’ values  
  • use dialogic learning and concept-led learning techniques in order to broaden pupils' understanding of complex and controversial topics such as identity, values, migration and interconnectedness.