How does GLP develop you?
GLP is GTC Scotland accredited in Global Education within the LfS Standard. The programme provides participants with almost 36 days of interactive training experiences including 30 days living and working in a host community in Sub Sahara Africa.
Throughout the GLP journey, you, along with your Cohort members, become the learner as well as the teacher. You will face many challenges; you will test your resourcefulness and resilience, your teaching and interpersonal skills; you may experience introspection, questioning long held values and beliefs, developing tolerance and learning what it means to truly be an active global citizen.
How does your GLP experience develop your learning community?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you ever had to fetch your own water for the day?
- Have you tried bathing, cooking, cleaning and washing your clothes all with 5 litres of water?
- Have you experienced living in a house with intermittent or no access to electricity?
- Have you ever delivered an interactive lesson to classes of 60+ pupils with no resources or technology?
- Do you have first-hand experience of living and working in a country that has a different culture from your own? A different curriculum and an unfamiliar political landscape?
If you can answer yes to the majority of these questions, it is likely that you are a teacher who uses your first-hand experiences to confidently deliver global education across the curriculum, to challenge your pupils’ perceptions based on what you know.
If the answer is no to the majority of these questions, then GLP can provide you with authentic first-hand experiences which will develop your knowledge and understanding whilst providing you with context for teaching LfS. Ultimately you become a credible and trusted source.
Credibility and trust play a vital role in educational success. When students have confidence in a teacher’s knowledge, understanding and competencies they are more likely to respect the teacher and engage in the lesson content.