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Toolkit on Global Education in Youth Work is published

September 8, 2014 by Materials, News No Comments

hariThe present toolkit aims to address global development issues in non-formal education and youth work through learner-centred, participatory, dialogue-oriented and experiential methodologies.

The objectives of the Youth of the World! Toolkit are to:

  • introduce global perspectives into young people’s local contexts;
  • increase the capacity of youth workers in facilitating attitudinal change of young people towards a globalized society;
  • provide practical tools and methodologies aimed at supporting young people to become responsible global citizens.

coverThe toolkit is specifically developed for non-formal youth settings. It can be used by youth workers, youth leaders, trainers or facilitators to raise awareness of global issues among young people, connecting them to communities across the world.

The project team decided to use a product-based approach in order to connect real life experiences of young people in Europe to lived experiences of people across the globe. Therefore, the toolkit is divided into six main chapters, representing different commodities related to the everyday lives of young people: Water, Tobacco, Chocolate, Texti­les, Mobile Phones and Meat. The products are used as a starting point for exploring global realities and global interdependencies.

All activities address at least one of the following crosscutting global education themes: sustainable development, rights, diversity, health and lifestyle choices, social justice and equity, globalization and interdependence.

If you are interested to get acquainted with the toolkit bear in mind our next post and find out national trainings, where the toolkit will be promoted.

If you want to get more familiar with the toolkit and use it with your groups, download the book here: Toolkit

Here we present you the Toolkit by Chapters:

Preface and how to use the Tookit 

Introduction to Global Education 

Summary of Activities


Chapter 1: Water

Chapter 2: Tabacco

Chapter 3: Chocolate 

Chapter 4: Textiles

Chapter 5: Mobile Phones

Chapter 6: Meat

Chapter 7: Getting Active