The Connecting Classrooms 3 Project has come to a close on the 30th of June, 2018. 

More than five million pupils worldwide benefited from this global education programme connecting UK classrooms to over 30 countries around the world.

A joint initiative between the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID), Connecting Classrooms was designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and make a positive contribution locally and globally. The programme that ran from 2015 to June 2018, built the capacity of 45,000 teachers and 12,000 school leaders worldwide supporting them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, with a focus on:

  • Digital literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Student leadership and personal development
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Citizenship

Connecting Classrooms worked towards improving teaching in both the UK and other countries in the following key areas

  • Professional development for teachers and school leaders in over 30 countries including the UK
  • Sustainable partnerships between schools in the UK and over 30 countries in the Middle East, Sub Saharan Africa and South & East  Asia
  • Professional dialogue opportunities for policy makers to support national and regional level debate, reflection and action;
  • Awards to schools which were successful in equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to live and work in a globalised economy
  • Online access to high quality resources to support teachers in delivering improved learning outcomes for young people.

Connecting Classrooms 3 (CC3) built upon the success of the first phase of Connecting Classrooms, which ran from June 2012 to June 2015, and focused on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning amongst young people. 

In Nepal, the CC3 project reached over 1100 teachers and 700 School Leaders between 2015-18.

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