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. 




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.



How to book

To find out where and when courses are being held, and to book, please use the following contacts:


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.