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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
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