Workshops & Training

GLC workshops and training equip educators with deep knowledge, evidence-based strategies and resources to develop critically engaged global citizens. Depending on participant requirements workshops maybe one hour in duration or a full day experience, available in a variety of formats – keynote /seminar/tutorial. Our partnership with the Department of Education’s One Channel service means we can deliver workshops both face-to-face and in webinar format to educators situated in State, Catholic or Independent schools and child care centres.

The following feedback is indicative of the positive experience for participants of our signature workshop program.

‘A very informative seminar. You have broadened my horizon of information and understanding. I feel more inspired about supporting my future students’. (Karen, Townsville)

‘Loved hearing about how to approach sensitive global issues. Would love to see more strategies and practical advice like this’. (Ben, Rockhampton)

‘The session was incredibly valuable. I enjoyed the mixture between data, strategies, conversation etc., excellent’.  (Mariana, Cairns)

Workshop topics include:

  • Are you ready to develop your students as critically aware 21st century global citizens? Explore the pressing need to teach for global citizenship, the key traits global citizens need to thrive in the world today (as documented by the OECD, UNESCO, Melbourne Declaration and QCAA) and the characteristics of an outstanding globally engaged teacher.
  • How does Global Citizenship Education support the development of global competence and active global citizenship? Explore the key dimensions of Global Citizenship Education (GCE), its alignment with relevant strategic and curriculum initiatives and resources to support the globally engaged teacher.
  • How does the application of global pedagogies enhance student engagement and learning outcomes? Investigate various approaches to develop skills in evaluating and discussing potentially controversial issues. Examine ‘Citizenship and Muslim Perspectives’ to address how religious literacy shapes critical engagement with the media. Learn about the impact of Harvard University’s Project Zero ‘Visible Thinking Approach’ to develop a school–wide culture of thinking and citizenship.
  • Who do we think we are and do we all belong? Examine discriminatory trends that pose challenges to Australia’s social cohesion and have implications for the educational enterprise. Apply evidence-based strategies aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and P–10 Australian Curriculum to address social and cultural challenges in local contexts.

In addition to our signature program the GLC can tailor workshops to strengthen the delivery of a global perspective within a variety of key learning areas, aligned with the Australian Curriculum general capabilities and or cross-curricula priorities.  Perspectives for these workshops include deepening teacher knowledge, understanding and practice about:

  • Globalisation and interdependence
  • Identity and cultural diversity
  • Social justice human rights
  • Peace building and conflict resolution
  • Sustainable futures.

For more details about our Global Citizenship Education Workshops & Training program contact:

Alisa Cleary e:   m: 0423 556 249