Importance of international projects
| Inga Kharchilava - 01 Oct 2023

I. National projects can play a crucial role in the professional development of teachers and offer numerous benefits. Here are some key reasons why international projects are important for teachers:
Broadening cultural horizons. Engaging in international projects exposes teachers to diverse cultures, traditions, and perspectives. They gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for different ways of life, which can enhance their cultural competence and enable them to create inclusive and globally-minded learning environments.
Professional growth
 International projects provide teachers with opportunities to collaborate with educators from around the world. Through these collaborations, they can exchange ideas, share best practices, and learn new teaching methods and strategies. This exposure to different educational systems and approaches can significantly enhance their professional skills and pedagogical knowledge.
Global awareness in education: In an increasingly interconnected world, teachers must foster global awareness among their students. International projects enable teachers to bring global issues and perspectives into the classroom, helping students develop a broader understanding of the world and their place in it. Teachers who have experienced international projects firsthand can effectively infuse global perspectives into their teaching.
Cross-cultural communication skills
 Engaging in international projects requires effective cross-cultural communication and collaboration. Teachers involved in such projects develop essential skills in intercultural communication, adaptability, and empathy. These skills not only benefit their interactions with students from diverse backgrounds but also equip them with valuable life skills applicable in various professional and personal contexts.
Networking and professional connections
 International projects provide opportunities for teachers to network and establish relationships with educators, organizations, and institutions globally. These connections can lead to future collaborations, professional growth opportunities, and the exchange of resources and knowledge. Building a strong international network can be highly beneficial for teachers throughout their careers.
Enhanced student learning experiences
 By participating in international projects, teachers gain access to a wide range of resources, materials, and teaching methodologies that can enrich their classroom instruction. They can incorporate global perspectives, authentic materials, and real-world examples into their teaching, which helps make learning more engaging, relevant, and meaningful for students.
Personal growth and global citizenship
 International projects offer teachers the chance to step out of their comfort zones, challenge their assumptions, and develop a broader worldview. Teachers who engage in these projects often report personal growth, increased self-confidence, and a greater sense of global citizenship. These qualities can positively influence their teaching practices and inspire students to become responsible global citizens as well.
 In summary, international projects provide teachers with valuable opportunities for professional development, cultural enrichment, and global engagement. They help teachers broaden their horizons, develop new skills, and bring global perspectives into the classroom, ultimately enhancing the quality of education they provide to their students. That is why I am the head of international projects and I try to help colleagues and students get involved and participate in important international projects.

I am Inga Kharchilava, a lead teacher of the basics of geography and entrepreneurship. I work in the public schools of the village of Kvaliti and Shorapni in the municipality of Zestafoni. I am also a lecturer of College Construct2—and trainer of American programs of Junior Achievement Georgia.
  I love news and I am a motivated teacher. I am an active educator in the global space.
 The best entrepreneurship teacher of 2019.2022 The best teacher in the region. 2023 This year, in a special manner, the Ministry granted me the status of a leading teacher.
 CEO and co-founder of GFC (Global Friends Club - GFC)
 21st Century Skills President and Project Manager. and go-faunder. “Center for Independent Perception and Research”
Country Director.
 Teacher, educator, trainer, writer, social worker.
 I am proud to have many successful students in both regional and international projects. I am the winner of many awards.


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