This introductory lesson for the My Voice-My School project has two aims. Students will be introduced to the project and the context of education globally. My Voice-My School puts student voice at the heart of the global debate on education and involves examining the basis for universal access to a 'quality education' including the United Nations Global Goals.
- Give reasons for the importance of education and justify their opinions.
- Reflect on the education experience of other young people.
- Understand the Global Goals.
- Evaluate the Global Goals 4 targets.
- Relate global issues to their personal experience.
- Why is education important? (10 mins)
Class discussion on the importance of education. Students should be prompted to justify their opinions.
- Introducing My Voice-My School (15 mins)
Introduce students to the My Voice-My School project using the overview video.
- The global education context (10 mins)
Explain how Child Rights and international agreements such as the Global Goals support the right of all children to a quality education.
- What makes a quality education (15 mins)
Students work in groups to decide what makes a good education. The word ‘quality’ is used in formal debates on this topic.
- How do global debates relate to me? (10 mins)
Ask each group to share their ideas and explain how their universal ideas relate to them personally.