On this page you can explore how the global dimension links into the curriculum and across different subjects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Education plays a vital role in helping children and young people recognise their responsibilities as citizens of the global community. It equips them with the skills required to make informed decisions and take responsible actions. 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 learn to value diversity
- understand the global context of their local lives
- develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination.
Such knowledge, skills and understanding enable young people to make informed decisions about how they can play an active role in the global community.
How does the global dimension fit into the curriculum?
The global dimension is a key aspect of the curriculum in all parts of the UK. Find out more about how the global dimension can fit into every subject of your school's curriculum by browsing through the documents provided below.