Doing Development Education Through a Global School Partnership


These guidelines aim to support Global School Partnerships (GSP), which are relationships between a
school in Ireland and a counterpart school in the Global South that is based on joint learning, equity
and respect.

Author: WorldWise Global Schools

Publisher: WorldWise Global Schools

Year: 2015

Pages: 8

Country of Origin: Ireland

Target Audience: Post Primary

Available Formats: Guidelines

Tags: Post Primary Teaching practice Volunteering Study Visits


This resource provides guidelines for initiating and strengthening global school partnerships. It is based on WorldWise’s supporting role for schools engaging in a GSP, particularly in terms of how to
facilitate joint learning between both schools as part of study visits (exchange visits, immersions etc.).


  • Top tips for getting started with a Global School Partnership
  • CASE STUDY Presentation College Carlow and Kaoma Community School
  • TABLE: Stages of Global School Partnerships
  • WorldWise Global Schools Partnership Agreement Template
  • How to find a partner school

Note: WWGS provide training for teachers to plan and develop their partnerships, as well as pre-departure training for those teachers undertaking a visit to or hosting a visit from their partner school. 

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