12th April, 2021

Webinar for teachers: Fairtrade, global learning and business as (un)usual

This webinar examines how the Fairtrade Foundation have readjusted their successful work on global issues in schools in the last year.

This seminar session looks at the relevance of Fairtrade and global learning in a current global context that compels schools to explore global issues such as global health and climate change more urgently than ever. Claire Arnott and Joanna Milis from the Fairtrade Foundation share insights into how they have adapted their educational offer throughout 2020/2021 to engage young people with global issues. We are also joined by Fiona McKeown, a School Pastoral Manager who has been directly involved in the Fairtrade Schools programme throughout periods of school closure, who sheds light on how these new approaches have played out in practice. Dr Adam Unwin (UCL Institute of Education) then provides an academic response and commentary, drawing on his expertise in global development education. The session is Chaired by Professor Douglas Bourn, Director of the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) and Professor of Development Education at UCL Institute of Education.

Watch the webinar here.

DERC seminar series 
The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) hosts a seminar series to examine new thinking and discussion on development education, global learning and global citizenship. Click here to watch previous seminars.