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FREE Whole School Training - British Council Global Learning Courses

Contact DECSY for further details and to arrange your free in-school Global Learning training session from one of the following options:

Introduction to International Learning - whole school training (1 x whole-day)
This course introduces the principles, educational benefits and practicalities of international learning and global citizenship.

Intercultural Practice - Taking It Further - whole school training (2 x twilight or 1 x half-day)
Through this course you will develop your ideas about identity, culture, global awareness, intercultural fluency, and how to respond positively when your values and beliefs are tested by beliefs and values different to your own.

Deeper Understanding of Global Citizenship - whole school training (2 x twilight or 1 x half-day)
Course aims: to explore the relevance of and themes for Global Citizenship for young people and to practice popular global citizenship techniques.

Our Partnership Journey (International School Partnerships) - whole school training (2 x twilight or 1 x half-day)
Course aims: to support school staff involved in international school partnerships, to consolidate and develop their partnership relationship and realise its potential for lasting impact. Time will be given for sharing good practice and experience and to identify support available from the British Council and other organisations.

  • Section 1: Exploring partnerships - explore the factors that help or hinder the development of a mature, equitable partnership relationship
  • Section 2: Planning and managing partnerships - identify practical ways of planning and managing a school partnership
  • Section 3: Involving others - identify ways of maximising involvement across the school and wider community in an international partnership
  • Section 4: Sustaining partnerships - explore the next step in partnership development for participants’ schools

There will be time throughout the course for sharing good practice and experience and identifying support available from the British Council and other organisations.

These courses are part of the British Council's 'Connecting Classrooms' professional development courses for teachers on global citizenship, which is endorsed by the Institute of Education.



'In a rapidly changing globalised world, schools, teachers and young people need the skills and values base to make sense of what is happening in the world around them. Connecting Classrooms professional development courses play an important role in supporting the development of an international learning community that equips educators to develop young people into global citizens'.
Dr Doug Bourn, Director of Development Education Research Centre at Institute of Education, University of London.

Venue: Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (Use 'How to find us' tab for directions)

How to Bookbookings@decsy.org.uk

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