UK Universities

Department of Education, London South Bank University

Ghosh and Beg (2010) conducted a study investigating Secondary Mathematics PGCE trainees’ attitudes to ‘education for Global Citizenship’ (EGC) and ‘education for sustainability’ (EFS) aiming to determine what possible barriers they may conceive to embedding these foci into their mathematics lessons. The study also looked at possible strategies the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course for Secondary Mathematics could implement in order to overcome some of the barriers identified by the research.

Ghosh, S. and Beg, S. (2010). What impact does ‘education for Global Citizenship and ‘education for sustainability’ have on trainee mathematics teachers? Present at UK TEESNet ESD/GC Conference.


Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

The Institute has been funded by DfID to develop the Global Dimension (GD) in Initial Teacher Education. This project has involved training and professional development for tutors, mentors and trainees with the aim of helping trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers to be able to teach the GD in schools and expanding the capacity of partnership schools to create a supportive environment to allow those teachers to teach GD. The teacher education courses address global issues, using a range of active and engaging methodologies and resources including WebCT.

"The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education"
Reference to this document can be found at standards guidance q14.pdf
At the time of updating the UK government has reorganised its websites and placed all the TDA resources on the national archives pages, but this resource was not showing.

Institute of Education, University of London

Morgan and Li Ting Chung (2010) conducted the study that provides some background to the DfID-funded project Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education, which is based at the IoE. The overall purpose of the project is to secure the global dimension as an integral component of all initial teacher training courses at the IoE. The study traces the development of the idea of the ‘global teacher’, briefly exploring the contexts from which it emerged in the UK in the 1970s and early 1980s. The latest incarnation of the ‘global teacher’ derives from a very different set of economic, political and educational arrangements, and this has important implications for attempts to develop the ‘Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education’.

Morgan, J. and Li Ting Chung, H (2010). The Global Dimension in Initial Teacher Education. Present at UK TE Network ESD/GC Conference.


School of Education, Bangor University

The World Education Centre of the university worked with the School of Education on the DFID-funded project to embed education for global citizenship and sustainable development in initial teacher education and training courses.

The World Education Centre

[The World Education Centre closed July 2011 and the website is no longer actively maintained]

School of Education, University of Birmingham

The Centre for International Education and Research (CIER) in the School offers a master course in International Studies in Education as well as seminars and workshop for staff, students and external stakeholders, with focus on global justice that covers four key areas that are human security, international development, inclusion and global citizenship.


School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, University of Newcastle

The school has provided students across the university with various opportunities in order to internationalise the student experience and support the development of students' intercultural skills.