Constructive Dialogue on Globalisation Issues
4th march 2004, Croydon College, CR9 1DX
The project consists of conferences specifically designed to allow Year 12 and college students to explore a range of globalisation issues. A feature is the wide range of workshop leaders providing different perspectives including the role of the private sector in developing countries.
- Previous Conferences
- Conference Report 2004 (Word doc without photos)
- Conference Report 2004 (Word doc with photos)
- Free trade, fair trade, open trade
- Generation of wealth and eradication of poverty
- Expansion of trade and development of the economic, social and physical environment
- Health, education and community investment
- Sustainable development
The conference Constructive dialogue in globalisation issues provides a unique opportunity for students to hear first hand from a range of companies operating in the developing world and to share views and experience with other delegates representing, government, the media and NGOs.
The following extracts are from the respective subject criteria for GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Level Specifications published by ACCA, CCEA and QCA in 2000.
...develop an understanding of the interrelationships between people and their environments, and of the opportunities, challenges and constraints that face people in different places and environments ...
...Structure and essential determinants of international transactions Students should understand:
- the general pattern of trade between the UK and the rest of the world;
- trade with developing economies;
3.6 Critical understanding. Students should acquire a critical understanding of businesses and the environment within which they work and be able to evaluate material and information as presented in a range of formats so as to distinguish between fact and opinion in order to make informed judgements.
The day will begin and end with a plenary session but the majority of the day will be spent in practical workshops run by a variety of commercial and non-commercial organisations. Each workshop will consist of up to 15 people ten of whom will be students. The workshops will follow the format of short introduction/presentation (10 mins), question and answer session (10 mins), task (20 mins). It is intended that each group will appoint a rapporteur to report back at the plenary session and that conclusions from the day will be collated and circulated amongst participants.
- Conference Report 2003 (without photos)
- Conference Report 2003 (MS Word + photos)
- globalisationreport02.rtf (without photos 72kb)
- globalisationreport02.doc (MS Word + photos 4069kb)
- the minister
There are now two supporting papers 'Globalisation: compendium of views' prepared for the conferences which can be downloaded in rich text format. These provide extensive print and web site references.
A selection of Globalisation workshop papers and supporting links is available.
This project has received partnership funding from British Airways, BP, J Sainsbury, The Worshipful Company of World Traders and the Department for International Development.