• Values and Perceptions
  • Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights
  • Sustainable Development
  • Global Citizenship
  • Interdependence

See Oxfam Education for Global Citizenship - A guide for Schools.

See link to Developing the Global Dimension in the school curriculum document available from here:

Global Dimension in Schools is based on eight main concepts:

Values and Perceptions: help young people develop multiple perspectives, including the power of the media, and allow them to challenge any assumptions and stereotypes.

Diversity includes enabling students to (more than just tolerate) but understand and respect diversity in our societies.

Social Justice: allows students to understand the impact of unequal power, challenge prejudice and injustice and how they affect past and present politics.

Conflict Resolution: enable students to develop skills of communication and negotiation

Human Rights: understand and value our common humanity with all people all over the world.

Sustainable Development: allows students to understand to respect the environment, that the earth's resources are finite and see the interconnections between environmental and economic spheres.

Global Citizenship: helps students to appreciate the global context of local and national issues.

Interdependence: People, places, economies and environments are interrelated; choices and events that occur here have repercussions on a global scale.


These Global Dimension Concepts, like the aims, may sound very familiar. There is much similarity between them and the key elements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.  

Indeed if we link the Global Dimension Concepts to the Key Element of the Northern Ireland Curriculum, we can see how much they link together.


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