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Case Studies

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Case studies and useful resources for students and teachers

The website Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is a key resource for teachers in Wales.

There are case studies of Welsh primary and secondary schools in the video Educating for Global Citizenship - an INSET resource for teachers in Wales. More info...

Key Stages 1 and 2:
Key Stages 3, 4 and 16+
Other school case studies
Further training - distance-learning modules

Key Stages 1 and 2

Recommended background reading

List of WEC primary resources for loan

Remember to also look at the recommended resources and websites on the news, resource centre, and links pages

KS 1& 2: Useful information on the web

  • Global Dimension website: for a wide range of information, and resource database.
  • Cyfanfyd website for details of Welsh language resources and events
  • Information on Education for Sustainable Development: Have a look at the WWF learning site and the National Curriculum Sustainable Development site
  • The Tide website has a number of useful resources.
  • A Different Story: This Tide~ project involved a group of West Midlands Primary teachers in exploring the potential for using stories which raise global issues at KS2. The teachers developed and tried out a range of creative activities with a language and literacy focus at KS2. The teachers involved in the project share their views.
  • Save the Children website on Child Labour: Find out how children are experiencing it. Excellent site with general information, children's points of view and photographs.
  • Dolen-Lesotho Cymru - website for the Wales-Lesotho link. Contains a school information section on Lesotho.
  • Ysgol Llanllechid Wales-Jamaica Project: Ysgol Llanllechid, a primary school near Bethesda, Gwynedd, was one of the schools which took part in Slaves to Slate: Literacy through global links: a joint project between the School of Education in Bangor and four schools in the Bethesda area of Gwynedd. They have now carried their work throughout the school and won a BT schools award for their work.
  • Coast to Coast website: Although this project was completewd in 2000 it is still a valuable example of a linking project which reached across the curriuclum. It shows how a project linking schools in Wales, Denmark and Nicaraguawas was set up, methodology, themework plans, curriculum targets and examples of children's work.
  • Ysgol San Sior website: this school has many global links.
  • There are many case studies in the guidance document Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACCAC), 2002). Available to download here.

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Key stages 3, 4, post 16

Recommended background reading

List of Secondary resources for loan

Remember to also look at the recommended websites on the news, resources and links pages

Useful information on the web

  • Global Express - activities on recent news items for a range of ages
  • Looking for information on Sustainable Development? Look at these two sites: and the new National Curriculum (England) Sustainable Development site
  • STEP - The Sustainable Technology Education Project (STEP) aims to increase people's awareness of sustainable technology, enabling them to recognise the economic, environmental and social impacts of their own technology choices. The site contains a range of case studies drawn from around the world, focusing on practical, sustainable solutions to real problems.
  • Just Business - provides information and activities about global and ethical issues for students and teachers of Business Studies and Economics.
  • Citizenship education: the global dimension This free resource for secondary teachers brings together ideas about how to bring the global dimension into citizenship teaching. It offers ideas for both whole school approaches as well as lesson ideas for all areas of the curriculum, and includes short case studies alongside practical tips. Download at

Other school case studies

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