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Global Citizenship Guides


Aimed at teachers in all subjects, and across all age groups, our recently updated and revamped global citizenship guides introduce the key elements of Oxfam's Curriculum for Global Citizenship, as well as providing case studies outlining best practice in the classroom, activities that can be adapted for use in many curriculum areas, and resources for further reading.


Education for Global Citizenship: A guide for schools

Containing a newly updated version of Oxfam's Curriculum for Global Citizenship, this guide explains how the key skills, values and attitudes, and areas of knowledge and understanding can be developed from ages 3-19. It also provides inspiring case studies and ideas to support the development of global citizenship in all areas of the curriculum and school life.

Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A guide for teachers

A practical and reflective guide full of practical tools and ideas that can be applied to almost any topic to develop learner participation and global learning.

Maths and Global Citizenship

This short guide supports teachers to see how real world contexts can enrich the teaching of maths, fostering an appreciation of some of its purposes and inspiring learners. It gives examples of ways to support learners in critically analysing statistics and making connections between the local and global, as well as providing links to an extensive range of resources which support the teaching of maths concepts through Global Citizenship issues.

English and Global Citizenship

This short guide outlines the role Global Citizenship can play in supporting learners to explore diverse identities and cultures, think critically about their place in the world, and expand their thinking and horizons. It gives suggestions for texts which teachers can use to support learners on their journey towards becoming Global Citizens.

Oxfam is grateful to the Postcode Heroes Trust, funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, for supporting the publication of the above guides.

Science and Global Citizenship

Teaching science from a global citizenship perspective increases young people's enjoyment and deepens their understanding of science by helping them to apply it to real-life contexts. This short guide explains the benefits of a global citizenship approach to science and has practical ideas for implementing it in topics such as water, energy and ecosystems.

Building Successful School Partnerships 

Whether you already have an international school partnership, or are thinking about developing one, this guide will help you ensure that everyone gets the most out of it. It explores some of the ways in which school partnerships can contribute to global citizenship while explaining some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. 

Teaching Controversial Issues 

Although published in 2006 and referring to official guidance that was in circulation at the time, this guide contains lots of guidance on classroom strategies and practical activities that are every bit as relevant today.