Introduction to the Big Ideas on: Climate change, International inequalities, Gender inequalities and Global migrations
- Complex and often controversial global issues are a feature of the twenty-first century.
- These topics can be difficult to understand also for well-informed young and adult people.
- Through the “Big Ideas” in this section we intend to offer an overview of the main issues to encourage you and your students to analyse them through critical thinking.
- Bringing these topics in class, teachers can help students to understand, reflect and be ready to deal with them in their everyday life.
- We advise teachers to choose their preferred issue among the “Big Ideas” and to build their own Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU) and to monitor the students’ progress using the Learning Assessment Tool.
- Teachers can also use the TLUs developed by the Get up and goals! project and based on the "Big Ideas".
- In order to evaluate students' learning about the Big Ideas, we offer teachers two types of tools: the reflection tools, contained in each Big Ideas file, and a series of Learning Assessment Tools. Via the link you will find questionnaires to assess knowledge about climate change, gender inequalities, migration and international inequalities, and cards to assess both global skills and attitudes stimulated during the teaching experience. By giving students the same tool before and after the course you will have the opportunity to assess the progress of your classes. You can use our calculation grid to help you compare the results.
- It is not possible to know or to teach everything, therefore we are here to offer teachers an overview on some of the most important global issues.