Connecting worlds is an online educational proposal which combines classroom activities with networking among students from 3 to 17 years old. The participants belong to different cultural, economic and social realities and attend school centres from all over the world.
Students interact and work through an online multilingual platform whose contents are available in 8 languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Galician, Catalan and Basque). The work is carried out in a cooperative manner in working teams of the same age range.
Each year tackles a specific issue related to Education for a Global Citizenship such as labour standards, climate change or poverty and there is a different educational proposal for each age group.
The General Objectives of Connecting Worlds are:
- Foster intercultural dialogue among girls and boys belonging to different social and geographic environments.
- Facilitate an efficient space for cooperative working through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which enables mutual knowledge, sharing diverse realities and discovering common problems, based on the motto "think globally, act locally".
- Using reflections on the close environment and knowledge of the reality of the remaining participants as a starting point become aware of the causes behind the fact that most of the world's population is not able to satisfy their basic needs, and the causes for the lack of opportunities. Jointly elaborate a commitment-proposal to change this reality.
Who can participate?
Teachers from all over the world may register their class-groups and take part in this experience.
How much time should I devote to this activity??
The activity is structured in 3 large stages:
- During the weeks prior to the beginning of the activity with the students, teachers will be able to access an online module to help them prepare the activity. You can devote as much time as needed to work on this phase.
- The activity with the students lasts 12 weeks and you need to devote at least 1 hour per week to it. During these weeks the class-groups access Connecting Worlds online platform - the space where you can follow-up the activity. The students start by working in their classrooms within their class-groups and later - on a second stage - over the Internet with the rest of the class-groups that make up their working-teams.
- Finally, some Secondary and/or Primary School students from schools in Spain will be able to attend one or two-day meetingsto share their reflections and proposals.
Check out this year's calendar!
What must I do to participate?
You may register your class-group and participate in Connecting worlds through this website. It is completely free.