Connecting Classrooms is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.
It does this by supporting thousands of teachers and school leaders worldwide to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum through professional development and international school partnerships.
The new Connecting Classrooms offer builds upon the success of the previous phases of the programme, focussing on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning.
In the last three years, the programme enabled over 18,000 teachers around the world to benefit from professional development training, with over 70% of schools reporting improvements to global citizenship teaching practice.
Core skills are the essential skills young people need to live and work in today’s society. The core skills cover a range of topics that offer students fresh perspectives on the world and how they approach it.
The basis of Connecting Classrooms is teachers’ professional development.
Training through planned courses and workshops; opportunities for teachers to work together; observation and high quality feedback will help develop the pedagogy to implement the core skills in the classroom.
Alongside professional development for teachers, Connecting Classrooms will encourage the creation and management of partnerships between schools in the UK and those in over 30 countries in the Middle East, Sub Saharan Africa and South and East Asia.