We offer free, flexible teaching resources on a range of global issues, and high-quality training for educators to support young people's global citizenship development. Our facilitated video conferences and online global community create a safe space for intercultural dialogue between young people around the world, supporting them to become active and open-minded citizens.
Ten million young people reach working age each month. Yet, the education they receive does not equip them to thrive in a diverse, interconnected, and mobile world. Global citizenship is increasingly recognised as a critical component of young people’s education. We believe intercultural dialogue is at the heart of meaningful human connections and young people’s ability to authentically engage as global citizens. Our programme is centered on a dialogue-based pedagogy.
Dialogue is an encounter where participants learn from one another to better understand each other's values, perspectives, experiences and beliefs. It is aimed at creating a safe, brave, and inclusive space. It is reciprocal and acknowledges similarities and differences.
A lot of difficult conversations are avoided in class, and many teachers struggle to find the space for interactions that build deeper relationships and encourage critical thinking.
Our pedagogy consists of a set of five core skills that can be taught, and, with practice, students can develop and master these skills, which are:
The ability to speak authentically when communicating across cultures by sharing personal stories, values, and perspectives and respecting differing or challenging views of others.
The ability to listen to others, understand what they are saying, and show empathy and recognition.
The ability to evaluate, analyse and interpret information about self, others, and the world.
The ability to inquire for deeper understanding, inclusion of all voices, and to move the dialogue forward.
The ability to evaluate and assess our own and others experience of dialogue and the impact it has on our own development.
We offer free, flexible teaching resources suitable on a range of global issues, and high-quality training educators to support global citizenship development. Our facilitated video conferences and online global community create a safe space for intercultural dialogue between young people around the world, supporting their development into active and open-minded citizens.
A range of offline and adaptable easy-to-use resources, lesson plans, and skill building activities for educators as well as briefings on difficult topics. Our activities and resources are designed to enhance the existing curriculum - not to replace it and can be incorporated in both formal and non-formal education settings.
Read more »
We provide opportunities for young people to participate in intercultural dialogue via video conferences to interact and learn from peers in 30+ countries on global issues such as action against hate speech, the rights of girls and women, climate change, identity & respect, peace & reconciliation, among others. This is synchronous video-based dialogue, it takes place at the same time, giving direct communication with their global peers.
Read more »
An interactive online platform that leads young people through a game to learn the skills of intercultural dialogue and participate in forums focused on a variety of global topics and issues. The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure can be used as a self-directed learning journey for young people, or as an in-class companion for teachers, to support rigorous dialogue about a global topic or provide a place of practice when using our offline materials.
Read more »
There is no charge or cost involved in the programme.
Teachers can explore resources and tools to teach dialogue in their learning community. Students can explore global topics and build intercultural connections with young people all over the world!