School pupils should learn increasingly in an independent, project-oriented and IT-supported way. Besides subject-related abilities and social skills, multilingualism, flexibility of thought and action and an understanding of other cultures, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour (intercultural skills) contribute to the employability of the young people. Through its project-based working methods and the reciprocal visits of the classes, the “Swiss-Indian Classroom” makes these experiences possible.
All upper secondary school classes (baccalaureate grammar schools, schools providing general education, specialist vocational schools) are eligible to take part.
Teachers and principals from Swiss baccalaureate grammar schools, schools providing general education and specialist vocational schools and Indian secondary and upper secondary schools.
Swiss and Indian schools apply by means of a electonic form and cover letter. They show what they can bring to a partnership, how they would like to make use of a partnership and are able to integrate one into everyday school life.
Once the deadline for submitting applications has expired, Movetia selects and matches the participating schools. The Swiss and Indian classes are then asked to work together on the description of a common project and to submit it to Movetia. For a process overview, see the Programme Timeline.
Flat-rate contributions are arranged to fund projects. Application deadline: 31st January
Movetia advises the teachers on organising their project, on negotiating with the embassies/consulates regarding the issuing of visas, and on finding a suitable partner school. A kick-off event for Swiss and Indian teachers on joint project development is organised in March.
Project checks are carried out on specific dates to ensure that all classes involved do their share of the collaborative work and that problems can be identified and discussed at an early stage.
If you would like to submit a project, please read the recommendations and information on the application procedure and the recommendations and information for project promoters. On this Website, teachers can find documents to help them with the preparation of the exchange: advice on intercultural project management, organising the travel and preparing the school pupils taking part.