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Becoming an International School

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Becoming an International School

Giving your school an international dimension provides benefits for the whole school community. It motivates learners by adding relevance and dynamism to lessons, helps young people of all ages to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity, reinforces the value of language learning and allows pupils to enjoy a better understanding of the world. Teachers benefit from professional learning through collaboration with colleagues in other countries, enabling the sharing of expertise and discovery of innovative and inspirational practices.

The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being YOU: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” Wade Davis

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Delegates will:

· Identify how to introduce a global dimension into a school’s curriculum;

· Discuss different types of projects that a school could undertake to introduce their pupils to “thinking globally”;

· Investigate the multitude of benefits of a global education to pupils and staff;

· Be shown sources of support for finding partner schools abroad;

· Explore sources of funding to support collaborative projects with schools abroad;

· Look at ways to maximise the success of a collaborative project with a school abroad.

Dates

9.00am – 3.30pm Friday 10th November 2017

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To be confirmed

Course Leader – Jo Darley, Languages and International Dimension Education Manager

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Free for L.E.A.D. TSA members

£150 for non-TSA members

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