What is the Global Dimension
"Education for Global Citizenship gives children and young people the opportunity to develop critical thinking about complex global issues in the safe space of the classroom. This is something that children of all ages need, for even very young children come face to face with the controversial issues of our time through the media and modern communications technology. Far from promoting one set of answers, Education for Global Citizenship encourages children and young people to explore, develop and express their own values and opinions, whilst listening to and respecting other people’s points of view. This is an important step towards children and young people making informed choices as to how they exercise their own rights and their responsibilities to others."
Education for Global Citizenship: A Guide for Schools Oxfam GB, 2006
We have adopted Oxfam's key elements for global citizenship because they provide a clear and coherent framework for developing the skills, knowledge and values that are necessary for a young person to become an active Global Citizen, willing and able to contribute to make a difference. The main aim of the SGGN is to demonstrate that the school garden is the perfect tool to enable young people develop knowledge and understanding of: