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Changing Habits for Good

The project worked with teachers in Poland, Bulgarian Slovenia and Scotland ‘to give young people a critical understanding of how our behaviour as consumers in a globalised world contributes to poverty and environmental degradation in sub-Saharan Africa and motivate them to take action for change’.

Changing Habits for Good

It aimed to:

  • Help teachers develop the competencies to address issues of global justice in the classroom
  • Foster co-operative learning approaches, with pupils and teachers learning about the issues and their own attitudes together
  • Support young people in developing ways of addressing issues of global justice and sustainable lifestyles
  • Promote fairer relations between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’

The project was assessed as a successful and broad-reaching action, engaging teachers and pupils in four countries, who in turn have gone on to inspire other pupils and other schools through their initiatives and activities.

The action has achieved all of its intended outcomes as shown in the final Impact Assessment report and what has emerged particularly strongly through this evaluation is:

  • Over 700 teachers and 3,100 pupils have engaged with and developed their critical understanding of global issues & Global Citizenship values
  • Pupil participation has increased their capacity to lead actions with peers
  • CHfG has successfully presented teachers with a participatory learning methodology for use throughout the curriculum

Quotes teachers participating in the project were greatly influenced by it as demonstrated in the impact assessment and the external evaluation. The following quotes give a flavour of this.

The project ran for 3 years and finished in 2016. It was funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Scottish Government.

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