Shetland : The Global Classroom

What is this?

This project aimed to share learning and teaching experiences using ICT links with partner schools in Japan, South Africa and Germany. Initially aspects of Advanced Higher Maths were shared with the Japanese partner school, Advanced Higher South African History with partner schools in South Africa and aspects of Higher and Advanced Higher German and English with the German partner school.

FLaT involvement?

FLaT provided support in order to pilot the establishment of links with schools abroad, through ICT, to allow the sharing of learning and teaching experiences. This support included assistance with the creation of a Global Classroom website.

  1. Achievement & Attainment
  2. Framework for Learning
  3. Values and Citizenship
  4. Learning for Life

Project aims?

The project aimed to meet the learning needs of the local communities involved by sharing learning and teaching experiences within the partnership of the following schools:

To identify future changes to the curriculum, both in the nature and format of the schools learning programmes and the way students learn.

To identify future changes to teaching methods and develop the sharing of ideas, visions, information and materials to inform the very core of the curriculum. Ideas on teaching and learning within the schools partnership will be tried out initially with senior students, with a view to making this more widely available over time.

To use ICT equipment to link the partner schools and make possible a range of learning and media styles.

Project outcomes?


The project started in April 2003 and ran until June 2004.

Level of support?

FLaT support was a grant of £46,849.00 plus evaluation costs.

Who are the evaluation team?

The Faculty of Education at the Univserity of Aberdeen, led by Fran Payne.