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

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What is the timetable for the Global Classroom?

The Global Classroom will commence in mid-March when the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will meet in the German city of Baden-Baden and will end in July, at the time of the Hamburg G20 summit. It will comprise an opening session and three content modules that will be open for participation during the second half of March and April. It will also give participants the chance to take part in a student competition that will take place in early May. Further dates and timelines will be communicated in due course.

What will be expected from me and my students?

As part of the German G20 presidency and the G20 Finance Track, the Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track invites students throughout the G20 and beyond to participate in a unique educational project. Teaching materials and further resources will be provided via our website. We would like to leave it up to individual teachers and their students how they use these materials – it could be as part of regular coursework, or as an extra-curricular activity. We believe that you will get the most out of the Global Classroom if you are curious about global issues and motivated to share and discuss your questions within your local peer group and online with your international peers in the Global Classroom environment.

When do we need to be available to work on the project?

There will be no core time requirements so as to enable teachers at participating schools to integrate the Global Classroom into their schedules according to their individual needs. However, we will provide core office hours that take participants’ different time zones into account. During these office hours, students and teachers will have an opportunity to discuss course-related issues with experts and staff.

Who can participate?

Participation is easy. Your students just need to fulfil the following conditions:

  • They have access to the Internet.
  • They were born between 1998 and 2002.
  • They are able to communicate in English.