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1 One World Centre educating for justice and sustainability One World Centre educating for justice and sustainability Global education and Geography

2 What is the One World Centre? The One World Centre implements the Global Education Project, a professional learning initiative, for educators in WA. We offer professional development workshops on a range of global and development issues at the centre, in schools and at universities for teachers and pre-service teachers. Education Officers work with teachers and schools on programmes and resources, and to take a whole school approach to global education. The OWC library provides a wide range of global education teaching and learning resources suitable for teachers and students. Check out the OWC at:

3 The Lolly Game Image Credit: Sonwill

4 “…the lines didn't represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships… It's not just a pretty picture, it's a reaffirmation of the impact we have in connecting people, even across oceans and borders...”



7 What do children think? Aware of global and national issues Are often misinformed and make judgements based on this Want to know and do more Cathy Holden – University of Exeter

8 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


10 Global Fact Match

11 Tess’s global connections

12 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

13 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

14 AC: 3 Cross curriculum priorities Sustainability: - environmental - social - political Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia

15 AC: General Capabilities Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding Context for literacy, numeracy, ICT capability

16 Interconnection and Globalisation Year F History Who the people in their family are, where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other (ACHHK001) Year 2 (and Year 6) Geography The connections of people in Australia to other places in Australia, the countries of the Asia region, and across the world. (ACHGK012) Yr 3-4 Visual Arts draft Explore and explain visual arts works and comment on the connections with Australia, the Asia region and other world regions Image Credit: Adam Cohn

17 Social Justice & Human Rights Year 6 Geography Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world. (ACHGK032) Yr 6 Civics and citizenship draft Identifying the obligations people may consider they have as global citizens, such as an obligation to be aware of human rights issues Yr 9 Economics and business draft Ways of measuring standard of living within an economy and between economies Image credit: jasimsarker

18 Identity & Cultural Diversity Yr 2 Maths:Measurement and Geometry Name and order months and seasons (ACMMG040) Year 6 Geography The world’s cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples (ACHGK033) Yr 7-8 Health and Phys Ed draft Discuss the cultural and/or historical significance of a range of physical activities Image credit: DIAC Images

19 Peace Building &Conflict Resolution Yr 2 English Use interaction skills including initiating topics… and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner… (ACELY1789) Year 6 History Experiences of democracy and citizenship … of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, and women. (ACHHK114) Senior Secondary Modern History Unit 4: The Modern World since 1945 Image credit: Cameron Tero

20 Sustainable futures Yr 1 Science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022) Year 5 Geography skills Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge …(ACHGS039) Yr 7-8 Design and Tech Draft Describe ways to create effective designed solutions that consider ethics, social values and sustainability factors through selecting and combining properties and characteristics of resources. Image Credit: Se Hasibagen, AusAID

21 Action Point Clare Public School, NSW

22 Action Kalbarri District High School

23 Action Riverside Primary School, Tasmania

24 Action Emerald Primary School, Victoria

25 From Theme Work: Approaches for Teaching with a Global Perspective. Development Education Centre RUMOUR CLINIC


27 The Danger of a Single Story “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” Chimamanda Adichie – Nigerian Novelist

28 Image source and selection Coral Beach Hotel is situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean in the exclusive Msasani Peninsula area of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ationPhotos-g293748- Dar_es_Salaam.html#20984500

29 Another view of the Msanani Bay Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Population: 2.8 million Air pollution Waste Unplanned growth Beach at Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 2005, Loranchet.

30 Perceptions “If students personally believe it is important to broaden their views of another group or culture, they are more likely to do so than if they are simply exposed to more and more information. If students can understand why they have the views they have, and recognise the limiting conditions in which they were formed, they can then…broaden their images of others.” Dr George Otero What am I looking at?

31 Contemporary / Traditional Everyday / Ceremonial Commonalities / Differences Within / Between 4 ways of thinking about culture

32 How are they similar to me? How are they different? What might I learn? Photo credit: Kate Holt, Australian Aid

33 Discovery box




37 Contact us at: 5 King William St Bayswater 6053 Ph: (08) 9371 9133

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