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In Term 1 2020, the Asia Education Foundation in partnership with the Department of Education International, Queensland, will deliver a series of student programs designed to build the capabilities of young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.

Working in partnership with local business, industry, government and community experts, these Go Global programs will provide students with the opportunity to:

  • understand the importance of global competencies and Asia capabilities;
  • develop empathy and gain insight into other perspectives;
  • consider their role in taking action in the community; and
  • deepen their understanding of local, regional and global issues.

Read about each of the programs and register below.

Global Goals Youth Forum

The Global Goals Youth Forum seeks to acknowledge the role of young Australians in taking action to solve the global issues of our time.

Throughout the forum, students are challenged to work collaboratively in teams of 6 to draw on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a resource and develop an understanding of different perspectives through engagement with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration documents, to develop public spaces, programs, products or services that create inclusivity for our culturally diverse communities.

To address ways to create inclusive communities students will develop their 'Big Idea' through structured design thinking. At the end of the day, each team is invited to pitch their 'Big Idea' to the audience. Their 'Big Ideas' are then collated and shared in a report of key outcomes.

Students will also have the opportunity to hear from and speak with industry experts, who share their insights about the global issues that impact on the local community and how their work contributes towards achieving the Global Goals, as well as highlight opportunities for young people to get involved.

Prior to the forum, teachers are provided with a comprehensive information pack, including pre-forum student learning activities as well as suggestions of post-forum activities.



Who

Secondary Queensland State Schools, Years 9-11 students (team of six students per school)

When

Term 1, 2020

Where

Toowoomba

Cost

Participation in this program is free for all Queensland State School

More details to follow in the coming weeks. 



Global Goals Primary Forum

The Global Goals Primary Forum is a full-day design sprint for Years 5-6 students, designed to deepen their understanding of local and global issues and develop their global competence. The challenge put to students is how might we design sustainable community services for the future. Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals) aim to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030. The forum brings together around 70 students to explore the Global Goals and propose innovative solutions to achieve positive change using design thinking. Rather than trying to cover all 17 goals in a day, students focus on a smaller interconnected set of goals relevant to the challenge at hand, namely Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Throughout the forum, students work collaboratively in teams of 6 to design or re-design a sustainable community service that would help achieve these Global Goals by 2030.




Who

Primary Queensland State Schools, Year 5-6 students (team of six students)

When

Term 1, 2020

Where

Toowoomba

Cost

Participation in this program is free for all Queensland State School

More details to follow in the coming weeks. 



For all program enquiries, please email aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 8344 3590.

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