Research

Key Areas

Global Learning Programme

Students as Global Citizens

Global Learning for Global Colleges

Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Training

The Centre is engaged in a range of research projects related to development education, global dimension to education, education for sustainable development and global citizenship.

They include:

Global Skills
Working in partnership with LSIS to develop what is meant by the term global skills and how providers within further education and training are including understanding of the wider world within the learning offered within colleges and training institutions.

Young People as Global Citizens
Developing both a theoretical framework and empirical research as to how young people make sense of their role and identity within a global society.

Global Dimension in Formal Education
In partnership with DCSF and DFID undertake research to assess level of impact of the global dimension within schools

Policy and Practice in Development Education
To undertake research to look at the impact of specific non-governmental organisations on their contribution to raising awareness and understanding of development and global issues within education. This includes British Red Cross, VSO, Plan UK and CAFOD.

The Centre is also working with partner universities and NGOs elsewhere in Europe to assess how development education is being implemented within a range of member states.

Global Perspectives within Higher Education
In partnership with other universities in the UK, NGOs and policy-makers to asses the extent to which terms such as global citizenship and internationalisation are being used and implemented within higher education.

Specific projects in this area have been undertaken with University College London, Leicester University and work with academics within engineering.