Cities are places where people influence and are influenced by change. Languages co-exist and tell a story about the movement of people to cities. Local, national and global influences are played out within cities. They are hubs of human, social, technological, political and cultural development.
With over half the world’s population now living in cities, they provide a rich educational opportunity to explore commonality within and between cities around the world.
This event will share the thinking of the Tide~ Cities Project and will involve teachers and young people sharing ideas, activities and challenges raised by a focus on cities for curriculum development in secondary schools
This day conference will share ideas and activities developed by teachers in the West Midlands which use the real context of a city to engage young people in global issues in a range of creative curriculum approaches.
Workshops will focus on activities emphasising subject collaboration, progression and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in:
- Modern Foreign Languages;
It will be of interest to subject teachers and those with a responsibility for curriculum development or teaching and learning, particularly at KS3.
This event will have special significance in relation to the curriculum review, and preparing teachers as ‘curriculum makers’.
Participants will hear from teachers and young people involved in the 3 year DFID funded ‘Cities Project’, and a new Cities Project publication will be launched at the event.