Global issues include:

  • Poverty, equality, social justice, human rights
  • Globalisation and economic equity
  • Global public health
  • Gender
  • Sustainable development
  • Peace and conflict

We also use their four global competencies to help measure global awareness in all our students. 

Globally competent students should be able to:

Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment

Framing significant problems and conducting well-crafted and age-appropriate research.

Recognise perspectives, others’ and their own

Articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.

Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences 

Bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers.

Take action to improve conditions

Viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.

Read a summary of the Research Schools International report on Bedales, led by Christina Hinton of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.