Initial Teacher Education

IDEAS has engaged with the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Sector for many years through a series of projects. Two important aspects of this work, developed in conjunction with the ITE universities, are detailed below.

Initial Teacher Education

IDEAS Global Citizenship in ITE Audit

This is a straightforward tool supporting the integration of Global Citizenship within Initial Teacher Education.

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The IDEAS Global Citizenship in ITE Audit is designed to be used by programme organisers, teaching teams, individual lecturers and students in constructing or reviewing courses and curricula  that integrate global citizenship, rather than adding it on or fitting it in. It has a very simple format and can be used in relation to any ITE module, course or input. It is included in the HEA Guide to Best Practice in Education for Sustainable Development.

The Audit was developed by the ITE Hub Working Group of the Global Learning Project Scotland which involved representatives from IDEAS and from all seven Scottish ITE Universities. Summary case studies of global citizenship inputs at the seven universities are provided for each element in the Audit. The Global Learning Project Scotland ran from 2010 to 2013 and was a partnership of voluntary and statutory organisations including IDEAS, Scottish Government, STEC, Education Scotland, Local Authorities and the British Council and was funded by the UK Government Department for International Development.

Education in a Global Space

Education in a global space

A publication providing a range of perspectives on the connection between initial teacher education and global citizenship and Learning for Sustainability.

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Education in a Global Space brings together the understandings of a wide range of interests, including those of higher education institutions, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations, international authorities and individuals in a way that is intended to help stimulate and further develop research, policy and practice on issues that are increasingly seen as central to the education of young people in Scotland.