designed to develop the essential 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.
By 2030, the UN seeks to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
Teaching children about global issues and encouraging them to see the world through the eyes of others is of huge importance. In an increasingly interconnected world, today's young generation need to learn be able to engage in communication with people from a wide range of different cultures and traditions.
Below you will find four programmes to teach young people about global issues, practise critical, creative, design and systems thinking. Click on the links to the courses below to develop the essential 21st century skills.
Understand the concept of vaccine nationalism and identify its implications.
Develop the ability to ask the 'right' questions which get to the heart of the matter.
Develop systems thinking, communication and collaboration skills.
Learn about the nature of terrorism & the most active groups and their motivations.
Identify and develop an empathetic understanding of the social and economic impact terrorism has on citizens and organisations.
Find out about cyber-terrorism and its impact while developing critical thinking.
Iterate possible solutions to international terrorism using systems and design thinking processes.
Develop a deep understanding about why there is a global issue in accessing nutritional food.
Grasp the hunger paradox.
Evaluate the causes and implications of food insecurity.
Iterate possible solutions using systems and design thinking processes to develop critical and creative thinking.
Understand the concept of astropolitics for the countries and people of the world.
Develop research skills and critical analysis of sources of information.
Enhance communication and collaboration skills through discussion, listening and the offering of feedback.
Engage in challenging questions and tasks designed to develop literacy.