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For the last 3 years, Think Global has been running the Global Educator of the Year Award, which recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encouraging people to take action.
Educators have an important role to play in inspiring and educating young people to live and work in a complex, volatile and globalised world; which is no easy task! These educators are preparing a generation of global citizens with knowledge of global issues and developing their skills to work towards positive social change.
Previous shortlisted projects include a Dragons’ Den style competition; a Global Maths Project; a project that raises awareness about food waste and sustainability while working with local businesses to provide free meals for school children; and a student-run newspaper which encourages everyone in the school community to think critically about the world around them. For inspiration, you can read about last year’s finalists here.
The impact of these educator’s work can be enormous though often they have little support and recognition. We believe it is important that these champions of global learning are recognised, and their excellent work profiled, to encourage and catalyse others to engage in global learning.
The winner will:
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