Within Mozambique's rapidly changing economic and social environment it’s vital that young citizens know their place in the world. Teaching them about global issues is imperative.
Our global education programme for Schools, Connecting Classrooms, is specifically designed to help teachers do this.
We aim to give all young people the opportunity to succeed in a globalised society. Connecting Classrooms enables students and their teachers to:
- understand issues of worldwide importance
- gain a sense of social responsibility
- develop skills to succeed in the global economy.
Since we launched Connecting Classrooms in June 2012, we’ve supported school links between the UK and Mozambique, delivered courses and developed leadership skills of over 100 secondary school teachers and head teachers across the country.
How we're connecting classrooms
Classrooms are connected in a variety of ways, including partnerships, online collaborations, grants for teachers to visit their partner schools and professional development opportunities.
British Council Schools Online is a global web community with a variety of online tools designed to help enable teachers to network with one another and access resources.
Register for Schools Online to start interacting with other teachers around the world or to find a partner school in the UK or other Sub Saharan African countries.
Is your school involved in a partnership with a school in the UK or a school in Sub Saharan Africa? If so, you could be eligible for funding from the Connecting Classrooms programme. Getting involved will help you develop your young people as global citizens and as a teacher, you will also benefit through sharing best practice with colleagues in other countries.
You can be part of this exciting initiative.
It’s free and simple to set up your first partnership, and we can help you incorporate global themes into your school’s curriculum and build lasting international relationships.
Grants are also available to help you set up visits with partner schools and to support projects.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We also offer workshops and online courses to help you get the most out of school partnerships.
Our online courses provide information and advice on:
- The Connecting Classrooms programme
- education for global citizenship
- inter-cultural and global awareness
- successful, lasting partnerships
- ICT for international collaboration
- English for international exchange.
To register and get started on one of our courses visit the Connecting Classrooms Learning website.
You can also get involved with a face-to-face workshop, tailored specifically for Mozambique teachers and focused on promoting global citizenship. The programme is divided into introductory and advanced levels and is designed to:
- enable you to share experiences and knowledge
- benefit you whether you have basic or extensive global citizenship and international experience
- renew enthusiasm
- generate new ideas you can implement at school
- encourage and equip you to strengthen the international nature of your school’s curriculum.
We also have another course designed to help school leaders make international education work in their schools. This is a modular programme of up to 20 modules that can be tailored to local need. If you want to get involved, contact us.
We are building relationships and networking, working with education policy makers, encouraging them to develop best practice in education and global citizenship and support Mozambique national priorities.
We’ll organise visits between participating countries, and inspire you to exchange and challenge ideas at international conferences. Contact us to learn more.