The sixth Cambridge International Teachers' Conference was held in Cambridge last week. The conference is Cambridge's annual professional development and networking event for the Cambridge global learning community.
Nearly 200 teachers from over 40 countries attended this year's conference, held in Cambridge for the first time. They explored the dimensions of a global education, identifying and sharing best practice in education for a connected world. Visit the conference website to view the presentations and watch highlights from the conference.
Keynote speakers put global learning into context and provided a vocabulary for participants to use in facilitated workshops that explored the nature of the global learner. Teachers developed practical classroom techniques that help equip learners with the skills and knowledge they will need in our changing world.
A global education foregrounds active learning techniques and classroom dialogue. Teachers act as facilitators, helping learners to express their own ideas and explore them together in a structured way. Participants discussed the cross-curricular approaches that are becoming more and more important in Twenty-First Century education.
The theme was particularly important to those schools that have recently introduced the Cambridge IGCSE in Global Perspectives into their schools. One teacher commented: "The theme was very apt and should play a significant role in the education of any and every child's learning in today's world. This was an opportunity for all of us to make a difference and return to our schools and continue doing so."