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

  • More pupils become Young Citizen Advocates

    Young people in Scottish secondary schools are being encouraged to focus on global issues ahead of the Year of Young People in 2018, through IDEAS’ Young Citizen Advocates series of events.

  • DFID survey to decide future of development education programmes

    The Department for International Development is developing a new approach to delivering development education in the UK. As part of this, it has created a survey, which will feed into the design of a new programme, starting in 2018.

Global Learning Programme training in your area here

  • Taking Action on the SDGs across Communities & Schools

    Learning for Sustainability Scotland's Sustainable Development Goals and Communities Task Groups invite people working in or with communities and schools to explore how to effectively embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our work.

  • Learning for Sustainability: Connecting Classrooms

    There is still time to book a place on the  Learning for Sustainability: Connecting Classrooms courses for teachers, developed with British Council and University of Edinburgh.

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  • 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? Register for this new GTCS accredited course in Learning for Sustainability (Global Citizenship) and join teachers from across Scotland, on what we hope will be an inspiring learning journey.