Global Learning Resource Library

The Global Learning Resource Library contains a wide range of materials for use by teachers, students and the community. These come in a variety of formats, including:

  • Books
  • Journals and articles
  • Teaching kits and games
  • Posters
  • DVDs (many with accompanying study guides) – see examples in the video trailers shown below
  • Web links

These materials are available for loan to all of our members. Teaching resource lists on specific topics, such as Cultural Diversity, Poverty, Gender and Human Rights, include short descriptions of teaching resources available for loan and recommended web sites for teaching ideas and lesson plans. These lists are updated regularly and provide teacher members with an excellent resource.

Non-members are free to use our resources within the Resource Library where workspace and copying facilities are available. A selection of books, kits and DVDs are available for purchase.

Our resources are organised into four primary topic areas:

  • Basic Needs: The basic requirements necessary for human survival and essential to the formation of a just world – water, food, health care, education, and shelter.
  • Global Links: The connections between countries – such as, trade, aid, debt, international cooperation and the environment – which bind us together and serve as the building blocks for sustainable development.
  • Human Rights: The rights of all people, but in particular, those of the most marginalised – women, the poor, refugees, indigenous people – whose contribution to development is most often ignored.
  • Taking Action: The mechanisms which are available for the establishment of a just, peaceful and sustainable world through individual and group action.
Michele Turner collection

This collection of books on East Timor, dedicated to the memory of Michele Turner (1952 – 1995), is housed separately from our main library. A Tasmanian author, Michele Turner became a close friend of the East Timorese people and spent ten years documenting their stories in her powerful book Telling: East Timor, Personal Testimonies 1942-1992. Michele’s work is characterised by her deep respect for human dignity in the face of brutal situations. The Michele Turner collection is an impressive documentary record of the history of East Timor and our sincere thanks go to Jennie Herrera who has played a significant role in compiling the collection. Download the Michele Turner Collection brochure with a full catalogue of resources in the collection.

Award winning teachers recommend our services:

Since I discovered The Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning [A Fairer World] it has become one of the first places I go to for resources and information when planning my lessons. The staff, the links, the range of posters, videos and books are all fantastic and help to bring my lessons alive.

Gini Ennals, EAL teacher and founder of Students Against Racism, winners of the 2015 Australian Human Rights Racism It Stops With Me Award

The TCGL [AFW] have provided me with SO much support over my time working at Rokeby High School! Without them, my students and I would not have been able to pull off two amazing concerts raising money for various charities. They constantly supported my students with their projects, connecting us with organisations, resources and their wealth of knowledge in ANY area my students wanted to make a difference in. THANKS TCGL!!

Emma Aorangi, teacher and winner of the 2010 Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal


A Fairer World maintains an on-line diary of social justice and education events in Tasmania, and notifications of special events are emailed to all members.