Frequently Asked Questions
We hope this page will answer all the questions you may have about the Global Dimension Website.
Have a look through the questions below to see if they give you the answers you're looking for.
You may also find our Glossary page useful, as it gives definitions for some of the terminology relating to the global dimension and development issues.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Editor, Moira Jenkins, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Global Dimension website?
Global Dimension is a unique website for teachers. A helpful guide to books, videos, posters and websites which bring a global dimension to teaching. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find resources for all age groups and subject areas. The site also includes other features which will help you develop a global dimension within your school curriculum, such as teaching ideas, curriculum information and contact details for local centres and school speaker services.
So what is the Global Dimension?
By including the global dimension in teaching, links can easily be made between local and global issues, and young people are given the opportunity to:
- Critically examine their own values and attitudes;
- Appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and value diversity;
- Understand the global context of their daily choices and local actions;
- Develop skills to help combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination.
You can find out more by visiting the What is the Global Dimension? page.
How does the global dimension fit into the curriculum?
In the About Us section, the What is the Global Dimension? page includes full details of the global dimension in the curricula of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. You can download detailed information, including a subject guide showing how the global dimension fits into every subject.
How do I find teaching resources?
The left hand side of each web page enables you to 'browse resources' according to curriculum subject and topic. You can also browse through 'background material'.
The 'search resources' box on the right hand side of each page enables you to make a more specific search by including criteria such as age range and price.
If you can’t find what you are looking for that way, or if you are looking for a particular title or publisher, then try the Advanced Search option. For more help with searching, visit the Search Help page.
Are there speakers who can talk about global issues in my school?
The Community & Support section provides a list of organisations offering school speaker services. The list includes information about whether the talks are free and what topics are covered, along with contact details.
Where can I find ideas from other teachers?
You can find examples of how other teachers have included the global dimension in the school curriculum in the Case Studies section.
Where can I find out about global celebrations and events?
Our Global Calendar highlights global events that you can celebrate within your school. The calendar also includes links to teaching resources.
Who is behind the Global Dimension Website?
DEA manages the Global Dimension Website with support from the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID). DEA is an education charity that promotes global learning. DFID is leading the British government's fight against world poverty. For more information, visit the About Us section.
How many teachers visit the website?
The Global Dimension website currently gets around 25,000 visitors per month.
How often is the website updated?
The website is updated regularly, with new resources added every month. To keep up-to-date with what's new on the website, sign up to our termly e-newsletter.
Can I get involved in the website?
We are always very keen for users to get involved with the website. If you would like to submit a resource for possible inclusion, send in a review or a case study, or let us know about activities going on in your school, please email the Editor, Moira Jenkins, at email@example.com.
What if I need more help?
If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for on this website, there is a network of organisations called Development Education Centres (DECs), that work to support teachers in developing global perspectives. DECs offer services locally such as professional development, training, teacher networks, advice, global dimension library services, project work and in-school talks. Find your nearest DEC on the Local Support page.