This course is designed to support teachers working in international partnerships. It provides a grounding in the theory and practice of how to approach unfamiliar contexts as opportunities for professional learning. It encourages participants to think about how they can learn from others, and provides practical dos and don’ts to help teachers preparing to visit colleagues in other countries. 

Implementing the new curriculum will mean experimenting, looking at results and building on what works. Research methods explored here, such as appreciative Enquiry, can help you test new ways of working and reflect on them, and provide valuable skills in working within schools and communities and in international collaboration. The course will also help you to explore the value of international partnerships - a fantastic way to deliver the Welsh and International dimension across the curriculum.

Teachers can use the methods from this course as part of curriculum delivery, equipping learners with the skills to learn, supporting problem solving and imagination, and ensure learners are better able to act as ethical informed citizens.

Level

Intoductory.

Theme

Learning from international colleagues, approaches to comparative studies in education, appreciative inquiry.

Who is this for?

Any teacher who is receiving visiting colleagues from other countries, or travelling themselves to visit partner schools overseas. This course is recommended for groups working or travelling together.

How will I benefit?

The course will help teachers to prepare to receive visitors or make their own visits. It will ensure teachers make the most of these opportunities by introducing grounding theory in how it is best to enabling learning from unfamiliar contexts. It will reduce the chance of cultural mishaps and will give participants the tools to approach international visits with confidence. 

Time commitment

A three hour workshop.

Delivery

Provider: Welsh Centre for International Affairs

How to book

To find out where and when courses are being held, and to book, please contact the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.

Alternatively you can host a course for a group of teachers at your own school on a date to suit you, by requesting a trainer through the British Council directly.