ngaging in a variety of different methods and mediums, including podcasts, maps, activities, and visits, students are introduced to issues related to biodiversity, community development, migration and poverty in Denmark.
Through the lens of specific examples, we consider how the Global Goals require Danish society to be more solution-oriented and clear in its approach to the consequences of the world's diverse crises and challenges.
These learning programs are part of a series of courses funded by Copenhagen municipality through their ‘Open Schools’ program.
The idea is to diversify the learning opportunities offered in schools, giving local professionals agency to design their own lessons in innovative and engaging ways. So far, the Global Goals that are the particular focus of our programs are:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 10: Reducing Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
We seek to personalise these high level political aims with individual narratives and local community examples, in order to make them feel concrete and relatable.
For example, when focusing on Goal 10, Reducing Inequality in and between countries, we present a series of audio narratives based on interviews with homeless migrants in Copenhagen.
This program could also involve a visit to Kompasset, a shelter run by Danchurch Social which supports homeless and job-seeking migrants.