Tide~ global learning is a teachers' network and a charity that promotes the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning.  Strategically the core idea has been about teachers and other education practitioners coming together to engage with global issues … and the needs of learners in that context.  The primary driver has been about the professional role of teachers and quality learning and offering 'creative spaces' for curriculum development.  That remains our priority. See - Space for teacher creativity

A new Network Hub is a priority for 2021.  Key elements include:

∆  - a core structure bringing together people, including Trustees, to maintain and develop Tide~;

∆  - seeking donations for a core budget to enable a sustainable approach, not dependent on project funding; 

∆  - re-establishing Tide~ membership

∆  - developing The Elephant Times magazine and ET Projects to enable new ways of working.

Click on pamphlet 'A new vision for 2021' for further information

The management and co-ordination of Tide~ is the responsibility of the Trustees who are elected from Membership.  

The History in Brief  outlines how Tide~ evolved over the last 45 years.  This website is an archive of some of that work.  It offers a range of resources to be reviewed or downloaded.  It also seeks to provide a focus and stimulus for new network creativity.  

Recent events including the closing of the Tide~ Centre at Millennium Point and the loss of funding led to a review as described in 'Tide~ Vision'  [2016 AGM].  See also 'Notes to stimulate a conversation' from the 2017 AGM.


'What is it about Tide~ and elephants' was produced at the end of 2020 as a bit of serious fun to welcome 2021.  It was an opportunity to revisit the elephant jigsaw and share some thoughts.  

Teachers in development education [Tide~] is the official working name of Development Education Centre [Birmingham] Ltd.  

Registered Charity No. 516038  

Company No. 01863269