The Global Conversation 2021

19 April 2021
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Join a discussion with students and experts from across the globe on one of the most important issues of our time.

During half-term five, the Burnet News Club will host the Global Conversation, a unique programme that gives students the chance to learn about a current news story with a truly international perspective. This year, the topic is "building back greener", an opportunity to explore the potential for a more sustainable post-pandemic world.

In over 20 countries students will explore ISSUE FIVE in their classrooms, learn about the topic and develop their news literacy skills, including:

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Between lessons, they will discuss their learning on the Hub and share their opinions and experiences with young people and experts from around the world.


What do teachers say?

This amazing project has given our students the chance to develop themselves in aspects such as critical thinking and awareness of global issues which will undoubtedly make a major difference in their lives. Global Conversation Teacher 2020, Palestine Our pupils benefitted immensely. They were introduced to the skills of scepticism, reasoning, speaking up and open-mindedness. Participating in the program has broadened their horizon and they have made friends across the globe. Global Conversation Teacher 2020, Ghana

What do students say?

I didn't like listening to others before but after this project, I found out that I can know more by listening to others. Global Conversation Student 2002, Hong Kong I liked how the Experts answered our questions and asked us questions that really made me think critically. Global Conversation Student 2020, Kenya


HOW TO TAKE PART

  1. Deliver your Burnet News Club sessions as usual
  2. Get your students on the Hub! For a reminder of how to set up your club, watch this video.

The Global Conversation is supported by the British Council's Connecting Classroom's programme.

For information about how to join the Burnet News Club email burnetnewsclub@economist.com