Distance Learning

Distance Learning


The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the examples of strong discontinuity in social life, already impacting our way of thinking, living and teaching.

The current public health emergency is reminding us that there is no Planet B, that interdependency among nations, human beings and ecosystems cannot be ignored without consequence, and credible solutions to global problems cannot be based exclusively on national or nationalistic perspectives.

The school shutdown is depriving teachers and learners alike of the personal relationships that are fundamental to the exercise of teaching and learning. Then Distance learning (DL) presents both risks and opportunities. DL is risking a further decrease of students’ active participation and forced exclusion of an important portion of students. In this context, content and methodologies of Global Citizenship Education can, as always, together with the digital competences, help to mitigate such risk, facing students’ reasonable questions and connecting their lives and local environments to the great global challenges, stimulating the active participation and competences of citizenship: such competences have been highlighted in recent weeks as one of the essential tools for the resolution of this crisis (e.g. respect for common rules for the protection of the public health and the community of purpose towards a decreasing number of infections)…

Distance learning is creating a set of teaching solutions among partners and teachers involved in the Get up and Goals! project too. We are collecting and publishing resources to inspire many European teachers.

They will find practical tools and activities adapted to DL connecting school subjects with global issues.

What am I learning from COVID-19 and especially how am I learning it? Through which paths and tools are our minds reading what is happening and how can we connect these paths with those forms of knowledge organization that are school subject disciplines?

This website features a new section dedicated to geo-history maps, a useful and interactive tool to accompany students in their path towards Global history.

The teaching of Global history finds in geo-history maps a powerful aid tool. That is why our textbook “A global history of humanity” – soon to be released and available for free download on this website – contains a number of such maps designed to apply this educational approach.

Some of these maps are already available for free download on this website and can be used as independent teaching tool. In fact, each map is accompanied by ideas for their use in class or at home. 

Among the subjects of these maps we are happy to mention the relationship between humans and nature (with particular attention to climate change); social organization and inequalities (international and gender); migration processes.

How to use maps in teaching

Our maps can be used as a basis for collective work in class, as individual or group work and also in a distance learning context. 

Each map or series of maps can be used either as an introduction or conclusion of learning units or as a deepening tool to reflect on any subject.

Visit the new section and download your maps for free.