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Quality Education

Goal 04

Introduction to Goal 4 - Quality Education

Use this guide to introduce Global Goal 4, Quality Education to your students.

Red image with white writing that says ' Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all' next to the Global Goal 4 Quality Education logo of a book and pen.

What is Global Goal 4?

Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. You can find out more about the Goals in our introductory guide.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) is the education goal. It aims to ensure inclusive and equitable access to education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Education helps us achieve many other goals. It can be a pathway to growth, a boost to public health and a stepping stone towards peace.


Below are some ideas to help bring Goal 4 to life for your students. They work as stand-alone activities or in sequence.

Activity 1: Exploring equal access to Quality Education

In this activity, students will be introduced to the concept of equality in terms of access to education.

Length - 15 min

Show your students this video discussing education.

2 primary/elementary age students sitting outdoors with an old building or monument behind them. They are drawing pictures of their surroundings. A Global Goal 4 - Quality Education logo is propped up next to them.

Activity 2: Be a fact-ivist - Dive into data

In this activity students will dive into data on education and create an infographic poster.

Length - 30 min

A group of primary/elementary age students stand in a school hall with a display board and basket ball hoop visible behind them. They are holding up the Global Goal 4 -Quality Education logo and the Global Goals wheel on large pieces of card.

Activity 3: Exploring what helps and hinders learning

In this activity students will think about the different ways that children learn and what that means in terms of delivering a quality education for all children.

Length 45 min

Image of a classroom with a white board at the front, wooden desks, basic equipment, children are listening to a female teacher who is holding up some images of teeth and gums.
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