Life Near the Equator

Hello to all at Pedagoo!

I’m currently a UK teacher living in Rwanda and am running an international project you may be interested in. I am volunteering for the next 2 years with Voluntary Service Overseas and will be based in a teacher training centre – training teachers and working in and visiting local rural schools. I will be living in Byumba high in the Rwandan hills.

This is an amazing opportunity for intercultural understanding and I have written a set of online resources available at www.life-near-the-equator.co.uk about distant locality learning and global citizenship based on these experiences. I have also written a curriculum using the current National Curriculum (which can be updated as and when) and based on important principles of 21st century distant locality learning which schools can request. These ideas and curriculum information can be found on my website:

Teaching resources – http://www.life-near-the-equator.co.uk/teaching-resources.html
Curriculum resources – http://www.life-near-the-equator.co.uk/curriculum-resources.html
Project for schools – http://www.life-near-the-equator.co.uk/project-offer-for-schools.html

Schools can use the online resources and follow my blog. Much of my research in my classroom over the last few years has been surrounding enquiry-based learning. Therefore I have created a space on my website where schools involved in the project can send me questions about daily life and culture and I am hoping the children’s questions will lead my blog posts. I will respond to them in my blog posts and will hopefully get the children in Rwanda to involved too.

All the information is available at www.life-near-the-equator.co.uk

Many thanks

Elizabeth Barnes
@Nr_the_Equator
www.facebook.com/life.near.the.equator

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