The Learning Objectives that we apply to all CRED Trips can be summarized as follows:
Participants gain a cultural experience, and increased knowledge and understanding of the country visited.
Participants develop a greater depth of knowledge and understanding of how their
actions affects those that they teach. They actively plan and deliver meaningful
lessons and activities in line with the requirements of their hosts.
Participants embrace global citizenship and use their experiences to help shape and
influence their own futures, and those that they work with at home and in the host
Our aim is to develop CRED Team Trips as a ‘package’ that develops young people; some of the expected student learning and personal outcomes include:
- Being challenged to think about the needs of children living in a different culture
- Having planned and used creative thinking to run sessions
- Having used discussion skills and formed their own opinions on global issues
- Gaining exposure to poverty which may challenge their perceptions of
consumerism at home
Having the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate their experiences and
thus be able to see how their actions have affected those they have been working with
Having the opportunity to consider current issues related to their trip and thus be able to make comparisons between these and their own lifestyle, culture and family life
Gaining an understanding of the wider world and their responsibility as a ‘Global
Overcoming personal lifestyle barriers and gaining a sense of achievement for working and living outside their ‘comfort zone’
We are happy to look at maximising the demonstration of learning through the trip experience.
National Curriculum and OFSTED links
In conclusion, we hope that this adventure will be of great benefit to your students, and will bring significant development with regards to confidence, cultural awareness, and team work. We’ve
certainly seen some major changes in behaviour and outlook from previously less academic young people and high achievers alike. Whatever background your team comes from, we’re confident that they
will find the experience inspiring, challenging and (in many cases) life-changing.