We believe that our world needs educators who appeal to a sense of common humanity, who foster personal and shared responsibility, who nurture intercultural understanding, and who know how to do this by integrating and using dialogue to develop global citizens.

The ‘Introduction to Dialogue’ course is designed to equip formal and non-formal educators with essential dialogue skills and resources to incorporate intercultural dialogue practices within their learning communities.

Here's what this 4-hour self-paced course has to offer: 

  • Self-paced course with 30 days to complete.
  • Open and free of cost to all who register on platform.
  • Web Accessible, mobile responsive, and uses low bandwidth/data.
  • Provides a certificate and digital badge sharable on social media.
  • Downloadable skill building activities and plan of action.

What topics will you cover?

  • Course Introduction (20-30 min): Learn about what Generation Global programme is and the learning outcomes of this course.
  • What is Dialogue? (50-60 min): Briefly explore the pedagogy of dialogue, learn what dialogue is, and how to use the Generation Global Five Core Skills Framework.
  • Teaching Dialogue (90 min): Learn strategies for creating a safe and brave space and for teaching the five core skills to prepare young people to engage in dialogue.
  • Tools and Resources (50-60 min): Discover how to use the Generation Global teacher portal and its resources to create asynchronous and synchronous dialogue learning experiences and to develop a plan of action for using Generation Global resources with your own learners.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you will be able to acquire...

  • foundational knowledge of dialogue pedagogy
  • strategies for teaching the five core skills of dialogue
  • global citizenship tools and resources to use in your learning communities, such as lesson plans, worksheets, skill-building activities, and an action plan
  • an opportunity to connect with our global educator community, through the dialogue spaces and educator events.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for education practitioners, including both formal and non-formal educators, as well as individuals looking to incorporate dialogue skills and intercultural practices into their teaching methods and communities.

Who developed the course?

The British Council bring you the 'Introduction to Dialogue' Course developed by Generation Global.

Generation Global is the Tony Blair Institute's global citizenship education programme for young people ages 13 to 17 that enables them to embrace the future, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become active and open-minded global citizens. The programme provides teachers with tools and training to promote global citizenship education by cultivating intercultural dialogue and understanding among 13–17-year-old students.