I’ve just come back from a two day workshop for Leeds Development Education Centre’s ‘Education for Social Justice‘ project, run with partner schools in Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovenia, Latvia and Portugal. The workshop involved young people, teachers, and people like me from charitable organisations, working together to discuss the challenges and opportunities in addressing social justice in education systems. Three things struck me. Firstly, the incredible resourcefulness of the teachers in finding ways to introduce global issues within lessons. Secondly, the passion of the young people for this type of learning. They were clear they wanted it. Thirdly, the difference between countries’ education systems in terms of how much global learning and social justice is embedded within curricula.
A fascinating event. I’ve come back inspired.