The conference brought together the work of five Tide~ project groups. Their work on different aspects of 'global learning' provided the focus for presentations and workshops including:
Tim Boyes [Headteacher, Queensbridge School, Birmingham] presented the work of the leadership of learning group to the conference.
There was a workshop to explore these issues further. Julie Wooldridge describes the workshop and shares some of the key discussion. The workshop was introduced by Ray Peacock [Deputy Head, King Charles I School].
The work of both Jeff and Fran provided a focus for a workshop on global partnerships primary focus.
Sue Bermingham [Manchester Metropolitan University] gave a presentation to the conference highlighting her reflections on the Seeking Ubuntu study visit to South Africa. Powerpoint presentation
The conference papers included the concluding chapter of Comparative education and global learning by Clive Harber and Jeff Serf.
This was followed by a workshop. The paper Reflecting on development ~ a window on Kerala outlines something of that experience and the challenges it brings.
The ideas then provided a focus for a plenary debate about global learning and the curriculum.
Mick Waters [Director of Curriculum, QCA] shared his thinking about future curriculum and in particular the role of global dimensions … and global learning.
As part of this session:
To follow up some of the key ideas from the conference a short consultation paper will be developed ~ A question of global learning.