Guide for a sustainable and global school
When can you say a school is global and sustainable? How can you measure a school's progress towards sustainability? How can you integrate global citizenship education and sustainability into all aspects of school life? How can you create common values to be shared at European level?
These are some of the questions GET UP AND GOALS! took into account to build the GUIDE FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND GLOBAL SCHOOL, an instrument currently being tested by the schools of the project, adapted to the different contexts of the 12 partner countries, and which will soon be published and available on these pages.
Why a guide?
- To plan the systematic inclusion of global citizenship education within the curriculum
- To recognize, encourage and enhance the work of individual teachers
- To know how to monitor the progress made by the school
- To create awareness on the importance of global citizenship education and sustainable development among anyone living the school world
- To support and celebrate diversity and overcome racism, xenophobia and prejudices
- To promote truly active schools, which recycle paper and plastic, reduce food waste, bring greenery to their spaces...
- To create a network that involves associations, universities, institutions and other partners in consistently supporting students in the learning years.
The Guide for a sustainable and global school analyzes and evaluates the school according to six criteria:
- Involvement and actions of the students
In a school year, how many actions of global citizenship do your students get involved into?
- Teaching and learning
In your school, how many subjects address the topics of the 2030 Agenda and global citizenship?
How much are your school staff kept informed about the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, including through your website?
- Resources, procurement and recruitment
How much does your school take into account the criteria of environmental and social sustainability in the purchase of food; paper and other equipment; furnishings; cleaning materials; reuse and recycling of resources?
- Leadership and Management
In your school, how much are the values of global citizenship education taken into account in regards of planning and policies?
- Staff training
Does your school promote staff trainings on global citizenship education?