INTO Centre welcomes representatives from Uzbekistan

31 January 2017

INTO Centre welcomes representatives from Uzbekistan

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has welcomed teachers and trainers from Uzbekistan to its INTO Centre to learn about teaching practices in Scotland.

More than forty representatives chosen by the Uzbekistan Ministry of Education were selected from 20,000 applications to learn about how the Scottish educational system works.

INTO is a partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University that offers academic preparation courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The Centre is running a two-week immersion programme across all areas of teaching and, in particular, it is focusing on the teaching of languages. 

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Principal International Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans welcomed the delegates to the University.

She said: “We look forward to continuing the relationship with the Ministry of Education and will seek ways for GCU, Scotland’s most internationally-minded university, to work together in future.”

Centre Director Ian Butchart has been co-ordinating activities, which include time spent at Glasgow Academy to observe, engage and talk with both primary and secondary pupils and their teachers.

The Director explained that the immersion course allows the practitioners to compare and assess their own practices. 

He said: "The delegates have been a delight to host and have fully engaged with INTO and GCU, and are a credit to their Ministry of Education and their country."