Connecting Classroom phase- 4 under British Council Education Program was launched formally on Monday afternoon at British Council, Dhaka University Campus office.
Hundreds of teachers, students, educationists, policymakers and government high officials attended the program.
Connecting Classroom is a partnership journey between schools to schools, teachers to teachers and students to students. It defines the shared activities of the schools on different learning issues based on curriculum.
Teachers and students benefit by sharing best practices developing collaborative activities. It has created a better and enhanced learning environment imparting sense of internationalism and leadership among the students in the schools.
Around five thousands schools across the country have been engaged in the program.
Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mohammad Sohorab Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mohammad Sohorab Hossain attended as chief guest while Alison Blake CMG British High Commissioner in Bangladesh was present as special guest. Acting Director General, directorate of Secondary and Higher Education [DSHE], Professor Mohammad Shamsul Huda was present as the guest of honor.
The Chief Guest in his speech said, "We need to ensure the quality and sustainable education with the changing demand of technology and globalisation. The government has been working in this regard. Connecting Classroom program is very effective and sustainable to reach the target. Teachers and students benefit by sharing best practice working on joint educational projects dealing with global issues. It creates awareness of diversity, international issues, other culture and languages among the teaching staffs and students."
The special guest said Connecting Classroom program is the best way to equip the children and youth for the future. Learning core skills is the demand of education at the present world. Teachers and students across the globe are acquiring the skills and encouraged and inspired sharing and exchanging the collaborative education projects through connecting classroom program. It has created opportunities for the young people to learn about and take consequent action on global issues as well as to develop their key transferable skills.
David Maynard, director of Education and English, British council made the welcome speech.
Later, display on international activities of the schools under the program was shown in the campus ground. Some 15 schools across the country set up stalls and display their collaborative learning activities with their international partner schools.