The Global Learning Centre (GLC) is a non-profit, community-based organisation providing professional learning in Global Citizenship Education.
There is an urgent need to address unprecedented challenges facing humanity and our planet brought by accelerated globalisation. The GLC promotes understanding of a shared responsibility for developing more peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable communities.
Education must be about learning to live on a planet under pressure. It must be about cultural literacy, on the basis of respect and equal dignity, helping weave together the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.”
Irina Bokova Director General UNESCO (2009-2017)
Thirty plus years educating for justice, peace and sustainability
Since 1986, the GLC has supported thousands of Queensland educators in universities, schools and early years settings to develop young people as active and responsible global citizens. Global Citizenship Education (GCE) provides the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions that enable people to contribute to and benefit from an inclusive and sustainable future. Our aims for GCE align with three conceptual dimensions. These are to strengthen in learners of all ages:
Cognitive capacities to think critically about local, national and global issues and the interdependency of countries and populations
Socio-emotional capacities to develop a sense of belonging to a common humanity through the promotion of shared values and responsibilities, empathy, solidarity and respect for differences and diversity
Behavioural capacities to act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful and sustainable world. (UNESCO, 2015)
The Global Learning Centre recognises that educating for effective global citizenship brings unique challenges for educational settings. Our work in GCE not only addresses these challenges but also transforms learning communities. We provide:
Professional learning opportunities
Context-specific advice and support
Access to online and physical resources
Partnerships for curriculum-to-community engagement
Staff and Management Committee
The Global Learning Centre employs part-time and contract staff to develop and deliver programs. Members of the management committee are volunteers who are leaders in the field of global citizenship. The Global Learning Centre holds an AGM each year.
ADELE RICE AM
Coordinator centre resources
Coordinator Professional Learning Program
For more information, please contact the Global Learning Centre, telephone 0423556249 or email the coordinator. email@example.com