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Global Goals Youth Forum, VIC


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The Global Goals Youth Forum is a new full-day program for Year 9, 10 and 11 students, designed to deepen their understanding of global issues and develop their global competencies.


Registrations close Friday, 17 February, 5pm.

The United Nations (UN) Global Goals for Sustainable Development were adopted on September 25th 2015 by world leaders gathered at a special United Nations summit. Over the next 15 years, these Goals aim to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

The Global Goals Youth Forum provides a dynamic platform for students to think about and share their ideas to solve the global challenges that will most affect them into the future.

Before the forum, teachers are provided with materials to guide research into the UN goals.

On the day, students will engage in the following three sessions: 

  1. Ignite - Students have the opportunity to interact with expert speakers on global issues that impact their local community
  2. Design - A highly skilled facilitator will guide collaboration between students as they develop innovative solutions to these issues through structured design thinking
  3. Pitch - Students present their 'big ideas' to realise one of the goals

Teachers are provided with a report of key outcomes after the forum. 

Presenters

2016 AEF Autumn School

Sydney/Melbourne

  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Keynote


Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



Panel


Dr Kathleen Turner

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute


Mr Mohamad Abdalla

Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)


Mr Aaron Seeto

Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW


Mr Keith Shangare

Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland


Presentation


Dr Indigo Willing OAM

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


Workshop


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding




Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks



Who

Years 9 - 11 students

When

Thursday 9  March
9.00am – 3.00pm

Cost

$650 (incl. GST)

Registrations are for a team of six students and a teacher. There are no restrictions on the amount of teams a school can register. However, places are limited and thus will be allocated in order of registration. Pre-forum resources, morning tea and lunch will be provided. Should you have any enquiries about the registration process or program please contact Go Global Project Officer, Emeline Gillingham on e.gillingham@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or (03) 9035 6766.

Registrations close Friday, 17 February, 5pm.


Learning outcomes

As a result of their participation students will:

  • develop deeper awareness and understanding of the UN Global Goals
  • build global competencies such as knowledge of global issues, intercultural understanding and critical and creative thinking
  • appreciate and understand what it means to be an active local and global citizen
  • understand the connections between what they learn in class and future education and career pathways.  

For more information about this event or the registration process, please contact Go Global Project Officer, Emeline Gillingham on e.gillingham@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or (03) 9035 6766.


Refund policy: 
If the school team is unable to attend their scheduled Go Global program please notify us as soon as possible in writing. Cancellation more than 30 days before the session start date – Full refund, minus a $50 per school team admin charge. Cancellation between 30 and 15 days before the session start date – 50% of the program fee will be refunded minus a $50 per school team admin charge. Cancellation 14 days or less before the session start date - No refund. Failure to attend on the day of the session or withdrawal once the program has started is considered a cancellation and no refund will be given.

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