September is Global Citizenship month in Scotland

September is now officially Scotland's Global Citizenship Month, with events and challenges taking place across the country encouraging citizens to engage thoughtfully but critically with the world around them.

In 2017, highlights included:

  • Young Citizen Advocates events, where young people engaged with topics that thousands of them had voted for as priorities for this year’s Year of Young People.
  • An online #Books4aBetterWorld campaign, launched by Highland One World, which encouraged people to share the books that they thought created the most positive change in the world
  • The 'Safe Places Challenge' from Christian Aid, a practical event which explored with young people the challenges of having to flee your home.

This year, global citizenship education network IDEAS have organised many kinds of events and ways to get involved:

Calendar of events September 2018:

  • 8 & 29 September Learning for a Better Future – Training days. Edinburgh. More info from Scotdec, HOW or WOSDEC. This course is now closed to further applicants.
  • 13 & 20 September Global Learning through Literacy and Numeracy. Stirling. Find out more.
  • 19 & 20 September Scottish Learning Festival, SEC Glasgow, Hall 4, Stand G25. More information.
  • 20 September Beyond the Bake Sale: CPD for all teachers in Edinburgh. More info from Scotdec
  • 25 September UN Global Goals School STEM Summit 2018, Aberdeen. Annual event from MDEC and Aberdeen Science Centre. More information and tickets.
  • 25 September Scotland’s International Development Alliance Conference, Edinburgh. More information.
  • 26 September Start the Change project launch, Aberdeen. Find out more from MDEC.
  • 26 September Rice farmer visit, Dundee University. More information from OWC Dundee.
  • 27 September Plastic Oceans: CPD for teachers in the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. More information.
  • 27 September Fife LfS Teacher Network meeting at Auchmuty HS, Glenrothes. More information.
  • 1 October Start the Change project launch, Millburn Academy, Inverness. More information.

Resources:

Everyone Counts

Global Literacy for a Fairer World

The Paper Bag Game

Fair Enough? Talking About Aid and Development

You can also explore further resources at the Signposts website and of course browse excellent online global citizenship education magazine Stride.