Benefits of the GLP-W
The GLP-W is built around local, school-based networks backed up by a national programme of support and action. Together, these provide:
- a free, peer-led programme of support to enhance teaching within your school about global topics, and to encourage whole school approaches to global learning
- practical ideas for enhancing your global learning provision
- curriculum guidance to support global learning in key subject areas
- opportunities for schools to become GLP-W Lead Schools and so lead networks within their local area.
To help their pupils learn about the challenges the world faces and think critically about how to deal with challenges such as poverty, inequality and sustainability, the GLP-W supports teachers by providing:
- opportunities to work with colleagues in local, like-minded schools to drive forward global learning across the curriculum and to share best practice
- professional development opportunities delivered by GLP-W Approved Providers at your local Lead school
- easily-accessible resources to support classroom teaching
- an engaging context for the development of literacy and numeracy skills
- opportunities for teachers to become accredited GLP-W Lead Practitioners.
The GLP-W puts a primary focus on developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of development and global issues. It recognises the important role global learning can have in developing pupils’ skills and helping them explore values, helping them to:
- learn about why there are inequalities in the world
- take part in discussions about development
- learn about the impact of globalisation
- listen to, understand and respect different voices and perspectives
- question viewpoints and challenge stereotypes
- explore their values and how they impact on others
- be self-reflective and develop critical thinking and analytical skills
- understand different ways of achieving global poverty reduction.
In the curriculum
The GLP-W emphasises whole-school development in the curriculum, helping to:
- Provide rich contexts to extend and apply literacy and numeracy
- Develop ‘wider skills’ relevant to the Welsh Bacc, for example critical thinking, throughout the school
- Develop the Donaldson Review’s Recommendation 3, that children and young people develop as ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
- Prepare pupils for the 2018 PISA Student Assessment 21st Century Frameworks for the measurement of global competence, which proposes to assess students’ awareness of the interconnected global world we live and work in and their ability to deal effectively with the resulting demands.
Read more about global learning pupil outcomes for the GLP-W.