January 7, 2015 in Education
This is part of a series of posts examining the different areas of Liverpool World Centre’s work
Wider Perspectives is a compulsory course for third year students on the Education BAQTS course at Liverpool Hope University. Delivered by Andrea Bullivant, this course challenges students to reflect upon the role of teachers and what we should consider the purpose of education to be. It also incorporates global learning, enabling students to make connections between local issues and their global impact.
As part of this module, students, in groups, deliver a week-long project in local primary schools which is designed to engage the pupils to be aware of their roles as global citizens. The projects are based upon a diverse range of themes including: classroom issues such as bullying, and rights and responsibilities or broader social justice issues, i.e. fair trade, and many more. In both the course and projects they undertake, the student teachers emphasise the connections which exist between local and global issues.