Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

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Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Connecting Classrooms in Scotland is part of the international Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, which supports schools in Scotland and internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world. The programme is co-funded by the British Council and the Department for International Development (DfID). Contributing towards increasing Learning for Sustainability (LfS) in Scotland’s schools the programme is intended to:

  • Improve teachers’ pedagogical skills, especially their ability to incorporate transferable skills into their curriculum teaching.
  • Give young people in both Scotland and overseas countries an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live and work in an increasingly globalised world.
  • Raise awareness of global issues amongst young people by supporting their collaboration with their international peers.

How it works
There are a host of learning opportunities and support on offer as part of the programme. Whether you are part of a cluster of schools or applying for individual opportunities, you can tailor your LfS journey to match your school’s priorities thanks to the programme’s range of flexible elements. As part of Connecting Classrooms, you can:

  1. Partner with schools – collaborate with schools in Scotland and other countries on activities focusing on LfS themes. Partnerships offer you the chance to share experiences and learn from one another.
  2. Develop a whole school approach – receive support in implementing an effective whole school approach to LfS to create coherent, rewarding and transformative learning experiences.
  3. Explore teaching and learning approaches – improve your knowledge and expertise at embedding LfS themes in your teaching, by completing CLPL courses (available online and face-to-face).
  4. Take action for the SDGs - complete activities with partner schools based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspire young people  to take meaningful actions towards achieving the Goals in the their local communities and beyond.
  5. Apply for funding – as a cluster of schools or one-to-one school partnership you can apply for funding to facilitate visits, events and training as part of the Connecting Classrooms journey.
  6. Receive accreditation – whatever stage of your Connecting Classrooms journey you’ve managed to reach, you will receive the relevant level of the International School Award to recognise and highlight your achievements.

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