BRIDGE International School Partnerships
Student + Youth Programs
Educator Professional Learning
This opportunity for Victorian students is an initiative of the Victorian Department of Education and all places for students are funded under this initiative. There is no cost for student places in the program.
Places are limited to a maximum of 60 students. Each Victorian school can express interest for 10-15 students.
As a participant of the program, students will engage in and contribute to three online components and have the option for a face-to-face post program focus group held on campus at the University of Melbourne. The three forum events will include numerous breakout rooms opportunities in small groups to meet peers from a range of Asia-Pacific countries and discuss global citizenship.
Cohort One open to all Victorian Year 7 and 8 Students. Up to 5 students per school. Cohort Two open to all Victorian Year 5 and 6 students.
This forum will be delivered online via Zoom.
With funding from the Victorian Department of Education, participation in this forum is free for all Victorian schools.
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Enabling students to interact with different global perspectives, experiences, cultures and apply knowledge and skills to take action and solve problems is an essential step in building capabilities to be active and informed global citizens.
This forum assists students to explore with their peers from across the State and the Asia-Pacific region what it means to be a global citizen, what skills, knowledge and understandings and capabilities are needed and how we can take action on a global issue to have a local impact.
Throughout the forum they will hear from experts and guest speakers, hear stories of their peers from across the Asia-Pacific, critically examine global citizenship and debate with their peers issues facing education and schooling in the current global context.
These activities will culminate in a final presentation where students will create a short presentation to each other to address their chosen issue in education.
Prior to the forum, teachers and students are provided with a comprehensive information pack with all activities and learning materials.
As a result of their participation students will:
appreciate and understand what it means to be a global citizen by critically interacting with the concept of globalisation, comparing diverse perspectives, and identifying the ways that globalisation influences their life.
deepen understanding of the impacts of globalisation by identifying key issues today, and their role in shaping global citizenship.
strengthen awareness of their own assumptions and stereotypes and recognise that this awareness is needed to create inclusive communities
identify ways to respond to challenging global and local issues and the role they can play in making their vision for the local and global community a reality.
Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks
The Victorian Young Leaders: Global Youth Forum is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and implemented by the Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne. View a copy of our Privacy Notice here.
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