Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning.

We are part of a major initiative, called Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL). This 3 year programme (2018-2021) is funded by the British government and led by the British Council and Pearson https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org

The aim of this programme is to support teachers and school leaders in schools around the world to improve their teaching – and giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.

It helps teachers to enhance lessons with global learning themes and gives students a platform to learn about and collaborate with peers in other countries on the big issues that shape our world.

Through free professional development for teachers, connections with other schools, and engaging learning resources, the CCGL helps to develop students so they are equipped to live and work in a globalised world.

The global learning themes are focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsSDGs

DDE, a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres, is involved in 2 ways:

  1. Gemma Chikola, a DDE Associate is the programme’s Local Advisor for Devon and Cornwall, advising schools on different elements of the programme and supporting them to gain maximum benefit from it.

  2. DDE’s Food For Thought programme links primary schools in Devon and Cornwall with rural primary schools in Mubende and Tororo Districts, Uganda, with a focus on sustainable food growing . Now these school links can apply for funding for teachers to make a reciprocal visit. £3000 is provided for these visits. Also in Uganda, school leaders and teachers are receiving professional development training in teaching skills.

The link schools focus their joint pupil projects on SDG2, Zero Hunger, SDG13 Climate Action, as these are important issues in both countries.  Plymouth schools near the sea are also interested in plastic-free oceans and waterways, SDG14 Life Below Water. 

For free advice contact Gemma via DDE, 01392 438811, dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk