International creative curriculum development project for secondary schools
Our overall objective ‘Young people on the global stage: their education and influence’ was: ‘The formal education system in the three regions enables young people and teachers to increase their knowledge of development issues, understand how they impact on developing countries and are aware of international efforts to address them’
‘The formal education system in the three regions enables young people and teachers to increase their knowledge of development issues, understand how they impact on developing countries and are aware of international efforts to address them’
To achieve this we set three specific objectives:
Objective A: Teachers increase their confidence, knowledge and understanding of development issues and as a result create teaching activities and approaches which enable greater focus and depth of learning.
The external evaluation report said: ‘Project partners and teachers provided a great deal of evidence that the combination of increased knowledge and the use of different teaching methods led to an increase in confidence, vigour and the sense of a collective effort in teachers, which led to taking action with the long term aim of a fairer world. The development of teaching materials and the sharing of these between the partner organisations helped to embed the change in pedagogy in the partner countries'
Objective B: Students increase their understanding of development issues through collaborative learning, and take action to influence political leaders.
The external evaluation report said: Responses by young people, who were leaders in YPOGS, in interviews and post-event evaluation forms clearly convey the increase in knowledge and understanding of hunger, poverty and sustainable development gained from a range of activities of the project. They went outside their comfort zones to gain skills to lead activities with the purpose of increasing awareness of sustainable development and taking action to effect change.
Objective C: Learning and outputs from the project are available and shared widely.
The external evaluation report said: 'There is evidence of dissemination of the learning and outputs of YPOGS to influence the practice of others within formal education through presentations, creation and sharing of participatory teaching materials and publication of articles'.
What roles did organisations have?
Tide~ global learning was the lead organisation with responsibility for project management and UK activity, with a lead for study visits and resource development.
FERE-CECA Madrid was the partner with responsibility for Spanish activity, moodle and materials design Universitaet-Humboldt zu Berlin had responsibility for activities in Germany and research until August 2015.
University of Exeter took the lead on research from April 2016-09-28 TANGO was responsible for activities in The Gambia and hosted the 2014 study visit A Rocha Kenya was responsible for activities in Kenya and they hosted the 2016 study visit.
What did we plan to do? ?
This diagram shows our plan for YPOGS, which we broadly stuck to with some inevitable changes along the way!
To find out more about what we did see Young people on the global stage; their education and influence story.
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Tide~ global learning and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.