Growing Global Citizens (GGC) is a professional learning program specifically designed by Asia Education Foundation for school leaders to explore whole-school approaches to Intercultural Understanding and Global Citizenship.
The pilot program of GGC was delivered in 2021 for the South Australian Department of Education bringing eight mentor schools (Leading Global Schools) and 16 mentee schools (Aspiring Global Schools) together to explore, develop, and support one another in enhancing intercultural learning and global citizenship in education.
Growing Global Citizens aims to support schools and their networks to better link ambition, strategy, and practice across local, global, and intercultural contexts.
There are three Course phases of Growing Global Citizens are: Insights, Connections, and Capabilities.
Each phase involves reflection, action and networking for mentor and mentee schools that help contextualise and scale the impact of the program.
The three key objectives of Growing Global Citizens are:
- Deepen educator’s understanding of global citizenship and intercultural learning in schools
- Provide educators with scaffolds to collect evidence and take practical action in their schools
- Develop stronger school networks locally and globally that benefit school communities
Each Growing Global Citizens Course consists of four in-depth workshops as well as online webinars and mentoring, curated resources, online course packages and mentoring, international engagement, detailed evaluation and reporting, and involvement of key experts and networks.