Global Schoolroom

Global Schoolroom is currently recruiting primary and secondary school teachers from Ireland who would become Tutors for the month of July 2011 on the UCD accredited Global Schoolroom Diploma in Teacher Education, in Northeast India and Uganda.

Global Schoolroom is a signatory to the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice. The organisation is sponsored by Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. It is supported by the ASTI, TUI, and INTO.

Five guiding principles of Global Schoolroom

  • The power of education to enlighten one another and expand each individual’s scope for opportunity.
  • A primary education for every child to achieve the UN’s Millenium Development Goal for universal education.
  • Sharing good educational practices to enrich the collective educational experience and widen the cultural horizons of everyone involved.
  • Working directly with teachers and communities to build a strong framework for high standards of teacher training which, once in place, can then be delivered by sustainable local networks
  • Forging respectful links between educational partners to their mutual benefit










Pictured above colleagues gathering at Nongthymmai

Diploma in Teacher Education

In partnership with University College Dublin, Global Schoolroom has developed a Diploma in Teacher Education. University College Dublin will offer those participating teachers who successfully complete the three-year programme, as set out by Global Schoolroom, 60 European Credit Transfer System credits and an undergraduate Diploma in Teacher Education.

At present, 170 Indian teachers from the Northeast are currently enrolled in the Diploma in Teacher Education. This will be completed by February 2011. It is hoped that a number of these graduates will then be sufficiently enabled and confident to deliver this programme to their colleagues, thus ensuring sustainability. Those who show promise and interest in further training will be given the opportunity to travel to Ireland on a scholarship to UCD in April 2011.

Spreading the Message

With four years experience in India and following fact-finding visits to Ethiopia in April 2008 and Ethiopia and Uganda in October 2008, Global Schoolroom believes that its Teacher Education Programme can be developed to address local needs in other countries throughout the developing world. In partnership with Self Help Africa, Global Schoolroom delivered a Teacher Education Pilot Programme in Uganda in July 2009.

This was followed with the establishment of a three year programme in two locations in Uganda (Masaka and Kayunga) in June 2010. If this three year programme proves successful, these training modules will become a part of a National career development programme for teachers, supported by the Ministry for Education and Sport in Uganda. 












We are currently recruiting primary and secondary teachers from Ireland who would become Tutors for the month of July 2011 on the Global Schoolroom Diploma in Teacher Education in Northeast India and Uganda.

The selected Irish Tutors will work with Indian or Ugandan teachers for one month in 2011; formal contact with tutors to include lectures, seminars, workshops and classroom observation. Indian and Ugandan teachers will carry out autonomous learning through tasks set by Global Schoolroom Tutors for periods in between formal contact time.

In addition to the UCD accredited Diploma in Teacher Education, the volunteer Tutors from Ireland will have the opportunity to apply for a place on a specially designed one year part-time Masters in Education (Mentoring), also accredited by UCD, where their experience as Tutors will form the basis of their thesis.

Click here for an Application Form.

The closing date for receipt of completed Application Form is Monday, November 15, 2010.











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