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, school leadership in Malaysia, numeracy in India, literacy in Canada, arts in special educational needs in Los Angeles and reducing the impact of poverty on attainment in New York.
Singapore March 2020: Leadership and continual professional development
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The voice of teachers will make a critical difference in delivering the Education in Wales national mission, the Welsh Government strategy to improve the school system by 2021. There is an identified need to develop leadership skills and teacher capacity in Wales so that learners can reach their full potential. Quality professional learning in all aspects of leadership and development will develop the highly skilled leaders and teachers required for this.
The week long visit to Singapore will include visits to the Singapore Ministry of Education School Excellence Branch, the Academy of Singapore teachers, the Singapore National Institute of Education and visits to schools to learn how leadership and continuing professional decelopment initiatives are put into practice.
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