“Go! Global“- Virtual school exchange
„Go! Global“ is a virtual school exchange programme which gives students the opportunity to exchange ideas on different topics across international borders. It is aimed at schools in Germany, Mexico, South Africa and India and thus contributes to valuable exchange on a global level. In addition to the exchange of experiences about school gardens (Go! Global Garden) and food production, for example, special attention is also paid to waste disposal („Go! Global Reclaim the Rubbish“). The topics dealt with affect us all - regardless of nationality.
Through virtual school exchange, students are not just able to discover similarities and differences at a global level; they can also recognise interdependencies, share experiences and pick up thought-provoking ideas for their own actions at a local level.
„Go! Global“ means innovation in three ways:
- It is not just about bringing two schools together. It creates multiple exchanges between three or more schools in order to show different perspectives. Even within the same country, schools are very different. The underlying concept of Go! Global is to carefully avoid so-called “single stories” and to give students the opportunity to make specific contacts and to obtain information about specific schools in a specific city or region.
- Various methods are used for virtual exchange. In our pilot phase, we used videos and video conferencing which are an excellent means of exchange. But since not every school in the world has the necessary technical equipment and since, in the second phase, we are also working with rural schools in India, we are now testing different methods that also function offline.
- The exchange is topic-related so it allows the learner to exchange knowledge on an equal footing with other learners. They can also discover similarities in a specific topic.
„Do it yourself!“ Manual
„Do it yourself!“ – This is our new manual for all multipliers who want to spread the „Go! Global” principle: