Goal 14: Life below water

Code Literacy

How can a knowledge of coding, or ‘code literacy’ help us solve global problems? What issues do the oceans face and can ‘code literacy play a role? Find out how to consider these questions in your ELT class.

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Goal 15: Life on land

Remix Literacy

Remix literacy can be a powerful tool for casting a new light on things, and it definitely merits a place in the ELT classroom, and beautifully complements a focus on serious global issues. Goal 15: Life on Land, is a highly accessible goal for people as we are all aware of the need to protect and restore the terrestrial environment around us.

Find out how to bring these into your class with this video:

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Interested in using this in class? Then take a look at the lesson slides behind the video:

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Participatory Literacy

Digital text production has ushered in … the ability to produce text collaboratively, both asynchronously and synchronously. The skills involved in working collaboratively to produce and refine text are becoming increasingly important in today’s modern workplace, so again this reinforces the importance of developing students writing skills within the digital realm.

Peachey, Nik. 4 Reasons why teaching students to use technology in the classroom is a no-brainer, peacheypublications.com 2018

How can we build a dialogue in class around Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities while supporting the development of participatory literacy? Find out here:

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Goal 4: Quality Education

Information Literacy

How can we raise awareness of Global Goal 4: Quality Education in our classes while supporting the development of ‘information Literacy? Find out here!

“The responsibility for after-the-fact checking now falls on users. Our students must learn to ask critical questions about information found online.”

Hockly, Dudeney and Pelgrum, Digital Literacies, Pearson, 2013

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Global Goal 13: Climate Action

Multimedia Literacy and Global Goal 13 Climate Action

How do you combine UN global goal 13 with multimedia literacy development in the ELT classroom? Find out here:

What do you think?

  • How could you make this global goal relevant to local issues where you live?
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