Presentation on theme: "One World Centre educating for a just and sustainable world One World Centre educating for a just and sustainable world."— Presentation transcript:
One World Centre educating for a just and sustainable world One World Centre educating for a just and sustainable world
What’s Global Education? “Enabling young people to participate in a better shared future for all is at the heart of global education. Global education promotes open-mindedness leading to new thinking about the world and a predisposition to take action for change. Students learn to take responsibility for their actions, respect and value diversity, and see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world” Global Perspectives: A framework for global education in Australian Schools Commonwealth of Australia, 2008
Goal 2: All young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and informed citizens 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians
Active and informed citizens: are committed to national values of democracy, equity and justice, and participate in Australia’s civic life are able to relate to and communicate across cultures work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments are responsible global and local citizens. act with moral and ethical integrity
Australian Curriculum: Geography Geography integrates knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with and responsibilities for that world, and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.
From AC History year 3: The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community From AC History year 6: Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia, and the reasons why they migrated.
From AC Science year 4: Science as a human endeavour Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions From AC Science year 5: Science as a human endeavour Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions
Australian Curriculum: English Three interrelated strands: language, literature and literacy. Literature strand: Texts should be drawn from a range of cultural contexts, including Australian (ATSI) and international literature (including from Asia).
AC: 3 Cross curriculum priorities Sustainability: - environmental - social - political Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Interconnectedness – here in Australia and beyond Diversity – being culturally competent, valuing the lives and stories of others Taking informed action for the future Image credit: Se Hasibagen, Australian Government
From the rationale of AC: History: The study of history is based on evidence derived from remains of the past. It is interpretive by nature, promotes debate and encourages thinking about human values, including present and future challenges.
From the rationale of AC: History: The process of inquiry develops transferable skills such as: the ability to ask relevant questions critically analyse and interpret sources consider context respect and explain different perspectives
From AC History year 3: The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world
From AC History year 6: Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia, and the reasons why they migrated. Experiences of democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, and women.
From AC Geography year 6: The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places. researching connections between Australia and countries in the Asia region, for example, in terms of trade, migration, tourism, aid, education, defence or cultural influences; and explaining the effects of at least one of these connections on their own place and another place in Australia exploring the provision of Australian government or non- government aid to a country in the Asia region or elsewhere in the world and analysing its effects on places in that country