Additional Curriculum for Global Responsibility Education

The additional curriculum comprises of a series of learning objectives aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  It can be used in your classroom or youth activities. To receive the Global Responsibility certification, your institution must justify that these learning objectives are addressed.

Goal

Behavioural competence

Reflection/awareness

Lifelong learning key comptences (EU)

no-poverty1

  • To use available resources responsibly
  • To place value own resources and the value of sharing
  • To recognise real needs in combatting poverty
  • To engage in actions to combat poverty
  • To reflect upon the concept of poverty and consequences of poverty globally
  • To recognise the mutual benefits of sharing and the value of own resources
  • To reflect upon the difference between charity and capacity building
  • Social and civic competencies
  • Entrepreneurial competences

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  • To value sustainable grown products
  • To reduce overconsumption
  • To consume and respect local and natural products
  • To reflect upon the value/supply chain of the product purchased
  • To reflect upon overconsumption and ways of reducing it
  • To reflect upon the advantages of consuming naturally and locally grown products
  • Social and civic competencies

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  • To have a safe and healthy relationship with the surroundings
  • To have a healthy attitude towards alcohol and drugs
  • To reflect upon ones built environments and surrounding and the impact of these on health and wellbeing
  • To reflect upon the global consequences/ impact of irresponsible drug and alcohol consumption
  • Social and civic competencies

education

  • To appreciate the access to education
  • To utilise everyday learning opportunities
  • To take responsibility for ensuring one’s own education and the education of others
  • To recognise the value and benefits of education
  • To reflect upon the consequences of one’s actions on the access to education of others
  • To reflect upon the empowerment of education
  • To recognise the value of non-formal and informal learning
  • To critically analyse the level of access to quality education world-wide
  • Social and civic competencies
  • Learning to learn

gender1

  • To respect everybody regardless of gender
  • To act according to the principle ‘a person’s capacity not being determined by their gender’
  • To recognise the realities of discrimination in society
  • To be aware of inequalities at a global level
  • To be aware that person’s capacity is not determined by their gender
  • Social and civic competencies

clean-water

  • To prevent water pollution
  • To use water resources sustainably
  • To understand the threats to clean water
  • To understand the importance of clean water and sanitation
  • To be aware of water and sanitation situations around the world.
  • Social and civic competencies
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology

gg-7renewableenergy-english

  • To reduce energy consumption
  • To reflect upon limitations of oil resources
  • To reflect upon ‘who owns the wind and water?’
  • To reflect upon what is clean energy and new sources to clean energy
  • Social and civic competencies
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology

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  • To consume more sustainably with consideration to fair trade
  • To reflect how personal consumption and life-style affects someone on the other side of the world
  • To reflect upon labour rights and child labour
  • To reflect upon the production environment of the products we consume
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology

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  • To be innovative and creative in the use of information and communications infrastructure
  • To utilise the access to innovative solutions for the benefit of sustainability
  • To reflect upon the role of innovation in developing globally sustainable industry and infrastructure
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

reduced-inequality

  • To meet other people on equal terms (disabled, other gender, other sexuality, other nationality, other religion etc.)
  • To observe inequalities and act upon them
  • To understand human rights and responsibilities
  • To reflect upon how one’s perception of another person is affected by their social status and how it correlates with human rights
  • Social and civic competencies

cities

  • To protect and safeguard cultural and natural heritage
  • To be an active and participatory citizen in the community
  • To reflect upon the dangers of losing cultural and natural heritage
  • To reflect upon the importance of heritage in communities
  • To reflect upon how heritage aligns with our modern habits and culture
  • To reflect upon the importance of participation to ensure sustainable communities
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

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  • To reduce waste by finding alternative and new uses for used resources
  • To recycle as a daily routine
  • To reflect upon the consequences of personal consumption
  • To reflect upon the importance of recycling
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

climate

  • To take actions in reducing personal carbon footprint
  • To reflect upon what is climate change?
  • To reflect on how individual actions can influence climate change, both for better and for worse
  • To reflect upon the effects of climate change
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

water-life

  • To take personal and local actions to reduce water pollution
  • To take personal actions to influence local politics
  • To reflect upon how each one of us pollute the water and the consequences of this
  • To reflect upon global effects of local water pollution and vice versa
  • To reflect upon how one can influence local policies on water protection
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology
  • Social and civic competencies

land-life

  • To make conscious choices regarding personal consumption considering the production chain of the items purchased
  • To take personal actions to protect life on land (forests, lakes, flora and fauna)
  • To reflect upon the effects of deforestation
  • To reflect upon the effects of mining and fracking
  • To reflect upon the importance of nature
  • To reflect upon the responsibility for the future generations
  • To reflect upon the consequences of consumerism
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

goal-16

  • To respect human rights and be conscious about your own message
  • To engage in conflict resolution
  • To critically analyse events, actions and information
  • To take personal actions to ensure peaceful and inclusive societies for the benefit of sustainable development
  • To engage in decision making process at local, national and global level to ensure strong and democratic institutions
  • To reflect upon the importance of human rights and the consequences of human rights violations
  • To reflect upon the role of local, national and international institutions to ensure peaceful and inclusive societies;
  • To reflect upon causes and consequences of extremism, racism, xenophobia and terrorism
  • To reflect upon the importance of integration and cooperation in ensuring peace
  • Social and civic competencies

partnership

  • To take personal action to achieve the SDGs
  • To engage in local, national and international actions to achieve the SDGs
  • To reflect upon the consequences of stopping development aid
  • To reflect upon consequences of a country not having an effective and just taxation system
  • To reflect upon the importance of sharing resources, knowledge, policy, technology
  • To reflect on cooperate actions in achieving the SDGs
  • To reflect on personal actions in achieving the SGDs
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Social and civic competencies

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