Education for justice, peace and sustainability

Globalisation has brought with it new social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges for organisations in both the public and private sectors. Leaders and staff need an understanding of both the challenges and opportunities that this closer interdependence has brought and how we all have a role to play in creating a more equitable and just world.

Established in 1986, the Global Learning Centre is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that provides professional learning opportunities, resources, individual advice and support in the fields of: 


  • Understanding globalisation and interdependence
  • Developing cultural competence through a greater sense of identity and cultural diversity
  • Reflecting and acting for social justice and human rights
  • Building positive relationships for peace and conflict resolution
  • Creating sustainable futures.

We recognise that educating for effective global citizenship brings unique challenges for schools and universities. For this reason, the Centre offers:



GLC Vision and Mission


The Global Learning Centre aims to promote understanding of people’s shared responsibilities for developing more peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable communities in our world.

 

Global Education promotes long-term solutions to social and environmental problems. Solutions that reduce poverty, connect social and environmental issues locally and globally, affirm and celebrate cultural diversity, and involve everyone.



For more information please contact the GLC on 0423556249 or email our coordinator.

 

Rosanne Bray-White - coordinator@glc.edu.au




Staff and Management Committee



Staff

Rosanne Bray-White

Centre Coordinator


Alisa Cleary
Coordinator Professional Learning Program
Alisa's extensive education background includes the role of Geography Co-ordinator at St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace, working in refugee education at The River Nile Learning Centre, Footscray, as well as the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College and as a presenter for the Global Education Project in Victoria. Alisa has recently completed her Masters in Education through the University of Queensland, with outstanding results.


Nena Morgante
Teacher Librarian

Nena has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian, curriculum support teacher, and literacy & numeracy improvement teacher. She has taught in diverse settings with students from migrant, refugee, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Nena has completed her Masters in Education (Teacher Librarianship) through QUT, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Special Education) through Griffith University.

Sue Liesegang

Administration Officer


Having started in 2009, Sue offers financial and administrative expertise, supporting the work of the organisation and education consultants.



Management Committee

Jim Tunstall

Chair


Before his retirement from full-time work in 2003, Jim was a teacher and then an officer of the Queensland Department of Education involved in research and curriculum development. He became Director of the Department’s Curriculum Services and then a Regional Executive Director. He became Director of the Queensland School Curriculum Council (P-10) in 1996. Following his retirement, Jim taught at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of the Sunshine Coast. During his career, Jim was responsible for a number of evaluation studies for state and national education agencies as well as several for the National Institute for Educational Research (Japan) and the Papua New Guinea Government.


Ian Demack

Vice Chair


Ian Demack believes that if every person on the planet could realise his or her full creative potential, the world would be transformed. Global education is essential if we are to help unlock our collective talents. Ian is an HR professional with over twenty years’ experience in a wide variety of roles: workplace training, group facilitation, organisational change, recruitment, leadership development, team building and conflict resolution. He is the author of The Modern Machiavelli: The Seven Principles of Power in Business, and is a partner in Brisbane Workplace Mediations.


Barbara Henderson

Secretary


Barbara spent most her working life in the Queensland state education system, firstly as a secondary teacher and then as a policy officer and manager in social justice areas including gender equity, cultural equity and Indigenous education. After spending six and half years working in the Northern Territory Education Department as their gender equity officer Barbara returned to Queensland in 2000 and worked on education and curriculum reform projects and in the governance and planning area of the Department of Education. Barbara retired in 2012.


Lorraine Dinsey

Treasurer


Lorraine has had an extensive career as a teacher in primary and secondary schools and has lectured in the field of drama education at Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology. Lorraine was appointed to undertake a range of curriculum development and policy projects within the Department of Education. This was initially in the area of the Arts and later in social justice. Lorraine worked in a number of departments on several major policy areas and whole-of-Government projects specifically in relation to social impacts of liquor consumption and gambling. Prior to leaving the public sector in 2012, Lorraine led a number of information and technology programs with a focus on significant business and organisational change. Lorraine is currently Client Executive for a cyber security company, Datacom Technical Security Services.


Committee Members

Adele Rice AM


Adele was recently appointed as a member of the Order of Australia. The award cited her significant service to secondary education, and to the migrant and refugee community, particularly through the provision of specialist learning programs and settlement services. After retiring as the Founding Principal of Milpera SHS, Adele is serving as the Chair of FHEAL (Friends of HEAL), a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing healing for traumatised refugee young people through the expressive arts using Music and Art Therapies. She retains a strong interest in Teacher Education.


Rob Gilbert


Lyn Martinez


Christine Ludwig



Volunteers


Much of the important work undertaken by the GLC is carried out by our volunteers. We are always keen to hear from people who are eager to help out at the Centre.

We are particularly keen to find people who are interested in the following areas:

  • Library cataloguing/shelving
  • Grant writing
  • Website maintenance
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Business administration
  • Online resource location
  • Resource development


If you would like to give some of your time and help out at the GLC please contact the Centre to find out more.



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