Visits abroad planned for 2020/21 have been postponed due to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel restrictions. In the meantime, we are exploring virtual learning opportunities for teachers based on the Welsh Government’s areas of learning experiences and priorities.
What are International Professional Learning Communities?
International Professional Learning Communities (IPLC) are funded by the Welsh Government and delivered by the British Council in Wales. They align with Welsh Government education priorities, and offer teaching professionals from schools and colleges in Wales the chance to collaborate with schools, organisations and networks in other countries.
Through International Professional Learning Communities, teachers from Wales have the opportunity to visit a country overseas to learn from international colleagues by observing lesson delivery, teaching methodologies and content approach and standards in pupil learning.
Learning exchanges in the past include digital competence in Hong Kong, expressive and socially engaged arts practice in India, reducing the impact of poverty on attainment in New York, and most recently the Community Partnership Schools™ Model approach in Florida.
The programme aims to;
- Introduce new methodologies and approaches to continuing professional decelopment (CPD).
- Generate ideas for schools and teacher leadership and the improvement of teacher CPD in Wales.
- Access new knowledge, ideas and insights through discussions with international colleagues in a mutually supportive environment