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Global Citizenship Education: a passport to social cohesion

Registrations for the first cohort have closed. There will be a second cohort available for registering in early 2018. For more information please contact us at alisa.cleary@glc.edu.au

The Global Learning Centre in partnership with Griffith University ‘s Professional Learning Hub invite teachers to take part in the first statewide delivery of an exciting, innovative and contemporary professional development program.

This is a FREE online professional development course designed for teachers.

Learn at your own pace and at a time that suits you! The course will open on October 10 2017 and run for six weeks. During this period you can access the course site at any time. 

About the Course:

Led by Alisa Cleary, Coordinator, Professional Development of the Global Learning Centre, teachers across all stages of learning will access six modules at their convenience for a six week period from 10 October 2017. The modules are offered in a flexible format that allows you to engage with the materials at any time during this period.

The online professional development program will:

  • Investigate the implications of demographic changes and discriminatory trends on education
  • Examine the role of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) as an approach to strengthening social cohesion in the early years, schools and prevocational settings
  • Feature the latest innovations in GCE and examples of best-practice taking place in Queensland. 

Participants can anticipate a highly engaging and resource rich 4.5 hours of professional learning and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Background:

The Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet has identified through its Cohesive Communities Action Plan a number of priorities to strengthen social cohesion in Queensland learning communities. Increasing knowledge about the benefits of social cohesion and global citizenship is one feature of the Government’s agenda to create a sense of belonging and countering anti-social behaviour.

In recent years the Global Learning Centre has seen in their work with teachers an intensifying concern about how to address ideologies and values counter to Australian democratic values. ‘Whether they are located in metropolitan or rural settings teachers express to us a lack of confidence and strategies to foster critical thinking in their efforts to challenge commonly held misinformed views and perceptions about cultural diversity,’ said Rosanne Bray White, Chair of the Global Learning Centre.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through The Department of Premier and Cabinet.

1010th Oct, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online Course
Griffith University

Global Learning Centre

Online PD Course