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Whether a new or regular visitor we hope that you find what you're looking for or simply enjoy browsing. This page shares current highlights and opportunities.

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A new DfID funded Global Learning Programme (GLP) is now available to support schools in England. Lifeworlds are registering some of their courses as 'Approved training' (see logo above) and have also produced a special cluster model for schools in the GLP to work together with support from us.

If you're a GLP school see what we can offer here.

If you want to know more about GLP then contact us for an informal chat.

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A selection of what we are currently reading. More book suggestions in our library.

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Looking for inspiration ?

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Fairtrade offer

Preparing for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014. We have two pupil workshops on special offer to help schools prepare for awareness and activities during Fairtrade Fortnight.

World Beneath Our Feet uses giant walk-on maps to bring Fairness and Trade to life in your school.

Real World Drama uses drama techniques to put learners in role determining whether or not a farmer qualifies for Fairtrade status.

Details on these and other Fairtrade opportunities can be found here.

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Jan-Mar 2014

Fairtrade workshops.

Using drama or our GIANT maps to bring Fairtrade alive in your school - special offers for limited time only. Info and dates.

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Exploring values

"Creativity is not some exotic, optional extra. It's a strategic issue."

Sir Ken Robinson, 2011

Following the successful completion of the national pilot project, 'Leading Through Values', Lifeworlds are now offering a number of courses, workshops and opportunities for educators and organisations to further explore values.

These will be led by the same delivery team as the LTV project and share the latest understanding and practice of learning through values.

Find out how we can support you to think about values in schools or organisations.

Images for learning

Lifeworlds are pleased to announce that their photographic venture, 'Listening Eye Images', will soon be available for schools and organisations to use more directly.

Listening Eye Images have already featured in international publications and websites including for the UN and British Council. If you would like to find out about our images then contact us.

To meet with our photographers and learn more about using images for learning across the curriculum, join one of our 'Thinking beyond the lens' courses for teachers and other educators.

We will update you on progress with the new image projects, resources and opportunities soon.

We all need inspiring sometimes so we have begun to gather inspiring thoughts, ideas, videos, images and more into a single place. You can find them here. If you want to add to them - let us know.

Recently added:

Video short from 'Story of Stuff'

TED talk on cardboard buildings

Climate change and education cartoon

Our latest Professional Learning Opportunities include the Getting to Grips series of courses for key areas of learning and the Bringing it Alive series that helps to reinvigorate or deepen learning and activity in schools.

Popular courses like Reading Our World are still there and we are inviting initial interest in our study visit projects for 2014 and 2015.

We have new courses for leaders, co-ordinators as well as new values courses based on our widely acclaimed national pilot project, 'Leading Through Values'. All courses are listed in the relevant sections of this site and more will be added soon.

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Autumn 2013 update

As the nights draw in and the leaves vanish for winter, we release the first of our Lifeworlds updates for our Lifeworlds communities.

In this issue there is information about the next phases of values-based work, new professional learning opportunities and changes to MELA and its online presence.

Access the update in PDF format here

The update is circulated to hundreds of schools, organisations and individuals. If you would like to feature news items and promotions contact Rob for the next update in Feb 2014.

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17 March 2014

Reading Our World.

Our popular picture book and global fiction course will again be running in Derby. Places just £95 including lunch. See more here.

More courses across Midlands in 2014.

On the trail of the Buddha Tree

Lifeworlds is delighted to be working in partnership with Listening Eye Images and award winning photographer and educational writer Edward Parker to bring an incredible 2300 year old story to life.

In January and February 2014 schools are being given a special opportunity to follow Ed as he travels through India to Sri Lanka, following in the footsteps of the 25 year old Sangamitta who transported a sapling from Buddha's Enlightenment Tree to the King of Sri Lanka. There it was planted and still grows today.

Our modern retracing will explore the people, places, culture and issues of the now and reflect on the special place that trees hold in human history. With tailored support and resources for the classroom, this is a one-off chance to be part of something special and bring learning to life in your own school. Find out more here and join us for the first steps on 6 Jan 2014.

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Last updated: 12 February 2014

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