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Cluster link with Walasmulla. Lucy Turzynski & Mark Turner. Overview. How it all started Partnership in action – Durham Gilesgate Primary School Increasing global citizenship, enriching education practice and developing a whole school approach to international partnerships.

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Cluster link with walasmulla

Cluster link with Walasmulla

Lucy Turzynski & Mark Turner


Overview
Overview

  • How it all started

  • Partnership in action – Durham Gilesgate Primary School

  • Increasing global citizenship, enriching education practice and developing a whole school approach to international partnerships










Connecting classrooms
Connecting Classrooms

Three main objectives:

  • Increasing global citizenship

  • Enriching education

  • Developing an equitable and sustainable partnership


Increasing global citizenship
Increasing global citizenship

Global themes –

  • Conflict and peace

  • Sustainable living

  • Rights and responsibilities

  • Fairness and equality

  • Identity and belonging


Increasing global citizenship1
Increasing global citizenship

Global skills –

  • Self-awareness

  • Conflict resolution

  • Empathy

  • Creative thinking

  • Critical thinking

  • Collaborating

  • Communicating

  • Taking action


Increasing global citizenship2
Increasing global citizenship

Global outlooks –

  • Positive sense of identity

  • Sense of interdependence

  • Commitment to rights & responsibilities

  • Desire to make a difference

  • Open to new ideas

  • Commitment to justice

  • Commitment to peace


Enriching education practice
Enriching education practice

  • Subject and curriculum;

  • Core skills;

  • Teaching styles;

  • Assessment;

  • Classroom & behaviour management;

  • Inclusion;

  • Promoting well-being


Establishing a successful partnership
Establishing a successful partnership

  • Identify a suitable partner:

    • Directly through personal contacts;

    • Through Schools Online: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/partner-with-a-school/search-for-a-school-public;

    • Using Local Authority support;

    • Work with partners to identify common objectives and curriculum areas for collaborative activities;

    • Devise a detailed activity plan of 3-4 activities for a 12 month period – which children will be involved? How many? What will be exchanged and when / how?


Examples of recent projects
Examples of recent projects

  • “What can we see from our window?” – descriptive writing / drawings to describe the local view

  • Traditional recipes – instructional writing and creative cooking!

  • Nature / wildlife conservation – Exploration of local wildlife and habitats, discussion of threats vs conservation

  • Culture in a box – which items represent local culture and heritage?

  • Recycling – Comparison of what is recycled / re-used and how


Examples of recent projects1
Examples of recent projects

  • School garden – Sustainable / healthy living. What grows well in each country and why?

  • Festivals – Create and exchange interactive calendars to introduce cultural similarities and differences

  • Tree of dreams – Outside and inside!

  • Literature – Pupils on both sides to read the same novel and discuss pertinent issues raised

  • More project ideas here: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/projects-and-resources/template-projects


Any questions?

[email protected]

[email protected]


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