Geography helps young people to make sense of the world that they live in and to be better informed about the choices they face as global citizens. Geography provides the knowledge and skills needed to ask and answer pertinent global learning questions such as: where is this place, and what is it like? How is it changing, and why? How is it connected to other places? Who gets what, where, when and why? And what’s it got to do with me?
Many aspects of global learning are at the heart of what it means to be a geographically educated young person in the 21st century, including providing a range of challenging contexts for developing geographical thought. Ofsted guidance recognises this link between global learning and high standards in geography.