Welcome to Liverpool World Centre
Liverpool World Centre (LWC) exists to make world issues relevant to the lives of young people. We do this by working with communities, teachers, educators, schools, charities, businesses and pupils across the region and beyond.
LATEST!… We’re looking forward to 2019, which, amongst many other things will see us kicking off NEW EU project EDiT (with LWC leading seven other partners in developing tools for engaging students at risk of becoming disengaged) and a new BSBT funded project exploring Counter Narratives. We’re also excited to be hosting another great conference in March, this time focusing on gender from a range of perspectives. See below or go straight to Eventbrite to book your ticket!
Fantastic welcome to EU visitors on INTERCAP training with 10 other Merseyside community and education organisations for 3 day training.
OCTOBER NEWS!!! This month Get Up and Goals held its first teacher conference on the SDGs. Speakers included Tom Franklin (picutred) of Young Citizens, Vicky Pendry of Curriculum Foundation, Alison Clarke Phd, and of course our own team members, Jason, Jacquie and Karen.
SEPTEMBER NEWS!!! LWC welcomed over 80 delegates to the 11th annual TEESNet conference. This is for teachers and teacher traineers who take a more critical view of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how they relate to education.
For more information visit the TEESNet website teesnet.liverpoolworldcentre.org.
JUNE NEWS: We’re currently working on three exciting European projects that allow us to share skills and expertise across the continent:
InterCap – Find out more about InterCap on our projects page or at the project website. Get Up & Goals – Another project exploring how the Sustainable Development Goals can be used to create excitement and practical action in schools. P4CE – This project builds on our specialism in dialogue methodologies, exploring how Philosophy 4 Children can be used to explore and combat extremism and controversial issues.
Find out more under the ‘About Us’ tab or scroll down to find out what we’ve been up to recently…
MAY NEWS!!! We are delighted to have supported Oxfam in updating their ‘Teaching Controversial Issues’ resource. The guide seeks to support educators in developing essential skills that allow learners to constructively discuss their own values and ideas, and develop as active global citizens. The resource can be downloaded directly from the Oxfam website here. If you would like explore related issues and methods of teaching them in more detail just contact us… related workshops / CPD / advice / resources
APRIL NEWS: The LWC office is a pretty hectic place this month, with the national Global Learning Programme coming towards its end, and our 3 EU projects in full swing – Jason’s leading on Get Up & Goals, Andrea is managing the Intercap project, and Karen is off to Budapest at the beginning of May as part of the P4CE project. Head to our projects pages to find out more, or contact us if you are a school or other organisation who would like to be involved in our transnational work!
MARCH NEWS: This year’s TEESNet announcement has been released! The annual Teachers for Sustainability and Equity Network conference will take place at Liverpool Hope University on the 11th September. Head over to www.teesnet.liverpoolworldcentre.org for more info.
FEBRUARY NEWS: For Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 from the 26th February – 11th March, we are asking you to ‘Come on in’ to Fairtrade to stand with farmers and close the door on exploitation through organising a Fairtrade event or lesson. We have lots of educational resources available to download from our Schools website, such as Samuel’s Fairtrade Story which gives children the chance to experience what life is like for a Kenyan coffee farmer through an immersive 360 video and supporting lesson plans.
Alongside this, we have special Event Packs which contain everything you need to put on a Fortnight event such as posters, leaflets and stickers – if you are interested in ordering these in bulk for distribution to schools in your area then please do let us know.
COUNTER NARRATIVES: As promised, this short film shows some of our work of using simple technologies and processes to create localised counter narratives that challenge extremist views…
DECEMBER NEWS: Our event Sustainable Development Goals event on 13th December was fully booked with a range of local partners old and new.
For more information, our first post ‘Introducing the Sustainable Development Goals’ is now available to view. You can also find lots of useful information from TEESNet’s 2017 conference ‘Making the Sustainable Development Goals Real‘
NEW FOR NOVEMBER: We are pleased to announce the start of our Erasmus+ project ‘P4CE’ with 5 European partners. The project will look at how educators engage with extremism. Here’s a case study from our partners in Sweden ‘challenging right wing extremism’