The Global Learning Dimension

The global dimension is an essential part of the secondary curriculum and helps to prepare young people as sucessful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens in a globalised world.

The Development Education Association (DEA) has recently published ‘Exploring together: A global dimension to the secondary curriculum’, a pack of leaflets exploring the global dimension to each secondary National Curriculum subject.

The pack provides starting points for exploring what the global dimension means for Art and Design and other subjects, and can also be used for cross-curriculum planning. One copy of the Exploring together pack has been sent to all secondary school headteachers in England, together with the 2009-10 Global Wallplanner which can help with planning for schemes of work, assemblies and other whole school activities.

Further copies of the pack, and of the individual subject leaflets, can be downloaded as PDF files from, where you can also provide feedback and submit case studies. Extra wallplanners can be ordered via

There are many local organisations, including Development Education Centres, that can support schools with work on the global dimension. Further details are at

23 May 2009