IDEAS members work individually and collaboratively in Scottish schools supporting global citizenship, learning for sustainability and rights across the curriculum. They work across all sectors, from early years to secondary, mainstream and special, offering a range of services.

  • Professional Learning courses and workshops for teachers and other educators
  • Development, coordination and delivery of projects
  • Stride, an online magazine for teachers and educators featuring articles on global issues, practical classroom activities and useful resources, as well as news from schools and IDEAS members
  • Development, signposting, loan and sale of classroom resources

These activities cover a range of themes and approaches, including:

  • Fair trade and trade justice
  • Human rights
  • Sustainable development
  • Participative learning
  • Peace Education
  • Race equality
  • Media awareness
  • School partnerships

For all global citizenship development

  • Our LfS event at Scottish Parliament

    On Thursday October 4th 2018, IDEAS' members gathered together for an event at Scottish Parliament sponsored by Ross Greer MSP, titled 'Equity and Excellence through LfS'. With guest speakers including pupils from St. John's Academy and Carnoustie High, our focus was on the vital role of Learning for Sustainability in closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

  • We're looking for a Treasurer

    IDEAS is currently recruiting new Trustees for its Executive Committee and would welcome applications from enthusiastic and committed individuals who could contribute to making sure that education in Scotland develops young people who can challenge inequality and participate in creating a fairer future for all.

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  • Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals

    This is a free course designed for GTCS registered teachers and early years practitioners in Scotland. Combining an interactive and participatory approach, Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (Level 2) will support teachers in developing their confidence, knowledge and skills to bring the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) alive in the classroom and beyond.

  • Pablo the Fairtrade super banana

    FREE storytelling sessions with puppets now available for Primaries 2-4 in Dundee and Angus

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  • Bridge 47 Bridge 47

    IDEAS is the Scottish Partner of Bridge 47, a project co-created and implemented by 15 European and global civil society organisations. Bridge 47 focuses on advocating for Global Citizenship Education, building capacity and partnership for GCE practice, and innovating GCE methods at the national, European and global levels.

  • Global Learning Programme Scotland Global Learning Programme Scotland

    Global Learning Programme Scotland offers practical fully- funded support to clusters, schools and teachers to develop global citizenship across the curriculum and through whole school activities. The Programme is aimed at all sectors - primary, secondary (including transition) and additional support needs.

  • Learning for a better future: a Global Citizenship approach Learning for a better future: a Global Citizenship approach

    Looking for something new and inspiring for the new school year? Passionate about building a fairer, more sustainable future through education? This FREE year-long GTCS accredited course in Learning for Sustainability (Global Citizenship) is suitable for practitioners working in the Primary, Secondary or ASN sector who have completed two years with full registration.