Global citizenship through technology education, a report of an On The Line project undertaken in Ghana and England

Cathy Growney
2001, Vol. 6, No. 3,


In the latest version of the National Curriculum there is an increased emphasis on citizenship that will allow a more coherent approach to the development of pupils into better-informed citizens. By 2002, citizenship will be statutory at all key stages. Within design and technology there is enormous scope for addressing the subject of citizenship.

The author received an award from On The Line to carry out the research and produce a design and technology teaching resource on aspects of global citizenship. This paper shows how the author developed the teaching resource through visiting schools in Ghana, where children made toys using reclaimed materials. It will show how teachers can use the web site resource and teach global citizenship through design and technology.

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