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.

Global citizenship education has been embraced in different schools all across the country, reaching some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people, and spreading the chance for pupils to have a real impact on the world, from their local community to far overseas.

This approach to learning, which allows children and young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to create a more just and sustainable world has also been taken up in youth and community work settings and by organisations such as the Scouts and Guides. 

Come along to gain insight into the meaning and value of global citizenship education, how it encourages critical thinking and participation, and how it can change the world from the classroom.


1pm, Wednesday 13th Dec 2017


Committee Room 4 (James Clerk Maxwell room), Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh


1.00 – 1.05 Introduction and overview

1.05 – 1.15 Amanda Burton – Global Citizenship Education from a teacher’s perspective
Amanda is Depute Head Teacher at Flora Stevenson Primary School in Edinburgh and has extensive experience of global citizenship education in a school setting, having also explored this approach to learning at her previous school, Stockbridge Primary School. She has also set up an innovative and successful partnership with a school in Malawi.

1.15-1.30 Josh Brown – Global Citizenship Education from an International Development perspective
Josh works for IDEAS, the International Development Education Association of Scotland, which is the network for global citizenship education and includes members from Oxfam to Christian Aid to Scotland Malawi Partnership. He also works as Education Officer for a Fair Trade charity and for a business in Paisley. Includes short video – Radi-AID. A skewering of stereotypes around aid and development, Radi-AID imagines communities and celebrities in Africa fundraising to send radiators to cold people in Norway.

1.30 – 1.40 Short video – St Eunan’s Primary School in Clydebank has won awards for its brilliant whole-school work around global citizenship and the Global Goals. Find out how children feel engaged and empowered to shape their own future!

Discussion and Q&A

More information

To enquire about booking a place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the International Development Alliance.