Aims of CISS

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Our vision is to promote and support the delivery of high quality Chinese language learning, enabling Scotland’s children and young people to learn about their roles and responsibilities in a globally interdependent world. By learning about Chinese language and culture through the Scottish and Chinese landscapes, they can become better global citizens, develop key skills for life and work and make a significant contribution to a fairer, smarter, more successful Scotland. We aim to ensure learners are culturally and environmentally aware and prepared to make decisions for a just, sustainable world for future generations. This includes awareness of climate change in Scotland, China and globally in order to reinforce the role of every citizen in protecting and conserving our planet in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • To provide strategic leadership and direction to the Confucius classroom hubs.
  • To support teachers, local authorities, families and communities to create the climate in which learning Chinese is valued as a key skill for life and work.
  • To use Learning for Sustainability to promote the learning of Mandarin as a key skill that benefits Scottish society.
  • To build and develop effective, efficient and collaborative partnerships in Scotland, in China and beyond.
  • To provide key information about the learning of Chinese language and culture.
  • To embed Scottish goverment policy priorities through the medium of teaching Chinese language and culture.