Implementing Global Citizenship into the Classroom

Designed by Lottie Dowling, Going Global Manager


Implementing Global Citizenship into the Classroom was developed to assist the increased demand globally of educators seeing the importance of Global Citizenship (or Global Competence) and wishing to ensure their students are developing these essential set of skills, values and knowledge. Global Citizenship Education (or GCEd) is a fast growing area in education around the world, in all sorts of different education sectors.

This self paced Professional Development Course is designed for participants using a practical approach.
It contains three modules, with each one containing lessons that have videos with explanations, practical tips and resources to assist participants with implementing Global Citizenship in their classrooms. Additional resource sheets are included and can be used as reference documents or printed off to complete suggested tasks.

The course is designed in a linear fashion, with content and materials accessed at any time due to the self-paced nature of it. The course’s key content is designed to take approximately three hours to complete, however, additional materials are included in the Deep Dive sections that are optional for those wishing to take a deeper dive into specific ideas of interest.

At the end of the course, participants will be emailed a certificate of completion for the completed hours of Professional Development in Global Citizenship Education.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Show an understanding of why Global Citizenship Education is important
  • Identify approaches to developing Global Citizenship that are appropriate for own context
  • Identify relevant resources that support developing Global Citizenship for own context

This course aligns to the following Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders in the following countries:

Australia: AITSL Teacher Standards: 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.5, 6.2, 7.3

USA: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Propositions 1, 3, 4 and 5.

NZ: The Code of Professional Responsibility, 1.1, 4.1, 4.3.

UK: Teacher Standards – Part One: Area 1, 5 and 8.

*All course certificates list the standards aligned to in full on the certificate


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