Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) has challenged and empowered 86 Scotland-based educators with an authentic learning experience increasing confidence, resilience and resourcefulness.
More than 20 practitioners will be invited to join the GLP network in 2019. GLP, which is managed and majority-funded by The Wood Foundation, includes a month spent in Rwanda or Uganda and several interventions pre and post-travel to realise as part of the full development potential.
Jill Callander, Probationer Mentor at Aberdeenshire Council, was part of the first GLP cohort in 2012 and returned in 2018 as a Team Lead.
“GLP is the best CLPL activity I have experienced in my career and has had the biggest impact on both my professional and home lives.
“It differs from traditional CLPL in that it is sustained over a longer period of time than most learning activities. It is not completed in isolation or with a small group. It immediately opens you to opportunities to build team work and collaboration with colleagues from across primary and secondary as well as other educational sectors in order to share skills, knowledge and experience and build support and challenge across the team.”
Caitlin Morrison, a history teacher from Wick, added:
“Teaching is universal. It needs to be creative and active to be successful. That’s a lesson GLP reinforced for us all.”