Sample Global Dimensions Action Plan

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Learning Objectives

  • Interpret information gathered from the audit
  • Evaluate needs arising from the audit
  • Provide realistic solutions to these needs
  • Co-operate effectively as a group


Curriculum Links

  • Geography, Citizenship, Language Arts

Eco-Schools USA Pathways

  • Global Dimensions

Sample Global Dimensions Action Plan


Before completing your action plan, you should carry out a global dimensions audit

Creating the Action Plan

1. Global Dimensions Audit

  • Using the data from your audit, identify opportunities to incorporate global dimensions into your curriculum

2. Group brainstorming

  • In small groups, brainstorm about how to address these opportunities. Groups can be assigned specific issues to address. Alternatively, all groups can be assigned the same prominent issues to achieve a greater variety of interesting ideas
  • As a team, discuss and agree on the most effective ideas
  • Compile these ideas into a final action plan. See sample sample global dimensions action plan (PDF, 48 Kb), and access a blank action plan (Word document, 33 Kb)
  • Assign tasks to appropriate individuals within the team and across the school. Agree on realistic timeframes in which tasks should be completed

3. Execution of tasks

  • Set aside time for students to carry out the activities they have assigned themselves and to notify other staff and students of the responsibilities assigned to them
  • Provide training to staff and students on implementing the global dimensions campaign

Follow up

  • Set a review date to revisit your action plan as a group. Analyze how far you have come and identify what else you can do
  • Schedule a follow-up audit after a few months to measure the effectiveness of your scheme

Extension ideas

  • Add a section on global dimensions to your school's website
  • In regular assemblies, share results, achievements and development plans for the future
  • Prepare a school notice board showing achievements
  • Involve the local press and radio to let everyone know about the school's global dimensions activities
  • Team up with another school to share ideas

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