Twenty-first century Australians are members of a global community, connected to the whole world by ties of culture, economics, politics, enhanced communication, travel and a shared global environment. Global education aims to prepare students to live in this increasingly globalised world.
Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW) works with educators to embed into NSW curriculum opportunities for students to understand the global issues we face and to develop the capabilities to actively participate in shaping a more just and sustainable world.
For in-service teachers we provide professional learning through conferences, professional development sessions and curriculum support and advice. Our network of NSW teachers involved in delivering global education in schools from all sectors continues to grow.
To raise awareness of the benefits of Global Education and to provide teachers with a starting point for programming, we offer teaching resources published by GEPNSW, AusAID, professional teacher associations and NGOs. Through the distribution of resources we estimate that in 2011-2012 we brought global education into the classrooms of 19,000 teachers and student teachers.
We partner with NSW universities to provide global education programs for approximately 9,000 pre-service teachers annually. Through these programs graduate teachers begin their careers able to demonstrate an understanding of global issues and with the ability to meaningfully integrate them into student learning across all KLAs.
Global education is integrated into undergraduate and post-graduate course units across a range of subjects at the following universities:
- Australian Catholic University
- Charles Sturt University
- Macquarie University
- University of Sydney
- University of Newcastle
- University of New England
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Western Sydney
- University of Wollongong
GEPNSW is part of a national network of organisations that deliver Global Education:
Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria
University of Tasmania (Launceston)