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Future me week
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23rd January
10:00 to 11:00
5 You will earn 5 silver points for completing this activity.
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Fairness in a Global World - Education, Social Care and Social Work Students

23rd January 10:00 to 11:00
In this session you will work with other students to deconstruct and challenge harmful cultural stereotypes used in educational resources.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

The Fairness in a Global World workshop will explore the ways in which global issues are represented in education and wider society (e.g. the media, culture), by drawing on a conceptual tool from Critical Global Citizenship Education: HEADS UP (Andreotti, 2006). This conceptual tool offers an anchor for critical reflections about the ways global issues are taught and talked about, allowing us to identify the dominant perspectives framing these conversations and consider perspectives that tend to be marginalised.


The workshop will be delivered in collaboration with two graduate students from the School of Education, who are using the HEADS UP tool in their doctoral studies. We will start with a short warm up activity, then introduce the HEADS UP tool – covering what it is/how it can be used and offering some practical examples. In the second half of the workshop, we are going to apply the tool by critically examining how the climate emergency is represented in a school textbook.


In the current context of multiple global crisis and increasing concerns about misinformation at a global scale, it is essential that students acquire critical thinking skills and tools that will allow them to identify and challenge inaccurate, over-simplified and harmful representations of global issues. This session also offers an experience students can use to develop two of Manchester Met’s Graduate Outcomes: connected and sustainable. Students will also have the chance to meet members of staff and peers from other programmes, building connections across the faculty and developing their sense of community and belonging to the university.  

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate...with students across the School of Education and School of Social Care and Social Work.
  • deconstruct images and stereotypes
  • Be a change agent ... recognise your own role in creating a fairer society
  • Gain recognition... claim rise points
  • Earn up to 5 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 10:00 to 11:00 on 23/01/24 - Brooks 4.48
    Fairness in a Global World