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

  • Trainee teachers in North-East get schooled in global citizenship

    Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), which covers the north-east of Scotland, is working with trainee teachers at Aberdeen University to help them get to grips with global citizenship and the Global Goals as they start their teaching journeys.

  • SDG Teach In to take place in colleges and universities

    The first ever "SDG Teach In", organised by the National Union of Students, will take place across the UK next month to raise awareness of why the Sustainable Development Goals should be at the heart of further and higher education, and help catalyse the change needed to make this happen.

Global Learning Programme training in your area here

  • Highland events on teaching global citizenship

    Highland One World Centre has some exciting events coming up in 2018, with a chance for teachers to learn about a rights-based approach to teaching and learning; how to explore controversial issues in the classroom, and how to develop numeracy through global citizenship.

  • Scotland’s future in the world: Creating global citizens

    The focus of the next Cross Party Group on International Development will be on global citizenship education. What is global citizenship education? How does it relate to international development and the Sustainable Development Goals? Hear what’s happening in a school in your constituency and how you can practically engage.

Find out more and
get involved

  • 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.