About the programme
Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme, works with schools around the world to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make a positive contribution now and in the future. The global programme has already reached over 18,000 schools and trained more than 28,000 teachers in 50 countries since 2012.
In the Middle East and North Africa, Connecting Classrooms has engaged over 100 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 3,000 teachers and school leaders, and engaged over 900 schools, 112 of which have run successful international partnerships with schools in the UK. Since 2016,
Recent research has shown that most education systems around the world, including in the UK, are not equipping young people with the skills they need to succeed in this rapidly changing, globalised environment.
The new Connecting Classrooms programme aims to address this gap in global skills by continuing to build the capacity of teachers, school leaders and policy makers to support them to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum, thereby improving learning outcomes for young people in:
- critical thinking and problem solving
- creativity and imagination
- digital literacy
- student leadership
- collaboration and communication
Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s global education programme for schools in partnership with the UK government Department for International Development (DFID) and the Ministry of Education in Tunisia. Under Connecting Classrooms, the British Council works in partnership with ministries, education institutions and practitioners to support system and curriculum reform, professional development, and improved learning outcomes for young people.
Connecting Classrooms Programme has reached schools in all Tunisian governorates.
'It is thanks to Connecting Classrooms that we could bridge the gap between our students in Tunisia and students in different parts of the world. Connecting Classrooms created a fertile ground for our students to develop their sense of global citizenship'
Ali SOULI, Senior English Language Inspector