FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track


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How can I and my school join? Where can I get more information?

If you are a teacher and would like to take part in the Global Classroom with your students, all you have to do is send us an email at info@global-classroom.de.

In order to get a better idea of who will be participating in the Global Classroom sessions that will start in March 2017, we would also be grateful if you could provide some or all of the following information (please note that providing any of this information is entirely optional and is not required in order to participate in the Global Classroom):

  • First name and surname
  • Date of birth
  • Home town or city
  • School affiliation and position (including the address of your school)
  • School year/grade of the students you would like to register
  • Number of participants in your group
  • At least one valid email address where you and your students can be contacted regarding the Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track
  • We would also be interested in hearing your motivation for taking part in the Global Classroom.

Please note: If you send us a message by email, we will store the data you provide electronically. We will only use your data for communication and administration purposes in the context of the Global Classroom. Your data will not be shared with third parties outside the Global Classroom project. We will store your data until the end of the Global Classroom project in July 2017. If you do not wish to receive any emails from us, or if you would like us to delete your data before July 2017, please send us an email at info@global-classroom.de.

Please note that your data may be vulnerable to security breaches when being sent via the internet and that complete protection against access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

How can I convince my school management and teachers to support participation in the Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track?

Joining the Global Classroom has the following benefits:

  • Students will have a truly unique learning experience as they will get the chance to interact directly with leading politicians and G20 staff around the world.
  • Schools and their staff will be able to network with like-minded schools and peers around the globe, paving the way for further collaboration after the Global Classroom.
  • Schools will have the opportunity to demonstrate their e-learning competencies on the international level.

How does it fit in with the curriculum?

That depends on your school. We offer a course that can be taken independently by groups of students supervised by a teacher. This could be within a regular course, e.g. in economics, politics, international relations or history, or it could take the form of an extracurricular activity.

How many students can attend? Is there an upper limit?

There is no formal limit. Teachers may want to decide on the group size individually, depending on the context and objectives of their participation in the Global Classroom. There is no limit as to the number of groups that can participate per school.

How much time do teacher and students need to allocate to the Global Classroom?

The amount of time that individual teachers and students will need may depend on how they are integrating the classroom into regular coursework or extra-curricular activities at their schools. When designing the teaching materials, we have been assuming that teachers and students may be willing to spend two hours per week on Global Classroom sessions over a period of five weeks, while each session may take about the same time for students and teachers to prepare. We also provide additional material for each session so as to give participants the opportunity of further specialisation.