What is the Global Citizens' College?
It is a joint initiative between Regent College, Leicester University's Centre for Citizenship Education and other partners nationally.
It promotes and builds on our students' contribution to the wider community and participation in local and global campaigns, as well as forming the core of our work to develop students' understanding of the world they live in, including through international links, exchanges, projects and conferences.
Regent College is committed to education of the whole person, including their personal and wider development. The Global Citizens' College puts this into practice by promoting equality, democracy, diversity, human rights, sustainability, non-violent conflict resolution and the possibility of working together to bring about change for the better.
In 2009 students were involved in a national pilot of the Advanced Level Extended Project, through which they developed personalised research projects usually with global dimensions. As well as developing wider knowledge and a broad range of higher level research skills, their success in these AS level standard qualifications was impressive - 91% pass rate and 17% awarded at the new A* top grade.
There are a range of underpinning key concepts that we believe are priorities for all in their global citizenship education. These are;Diversity: understanding and respecting differences and relating these to our common humanity.
Human rights: understanding and valuing human rights and equality.
Interdependence: understanding how people, places, economies and environments are interrelated, and that choices and events have global impacts.
Sustainable development: understanding the need to maintain and improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for future generations.
Values and perceptions: critically evaluating values, attitudes and perceptions of global issues and understanding different perspectives.
Social justice: understanding the importance of social justice as part of sustainable development and human welfare.
Conflict resolution: understanding the nature of conflict and the importance of dialogue, tolerance, respect and empathy in conflict resolution.
Global citizenship: gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to become an informed, active and responsible citizen.