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Global voices is a Course

Global voices

Ended Dec 17, 2021

Full course description

Date and time  

Online now.

Delivery mode

Online - self-paced course


This learning event is right for you if you are interested in hearing global perspectives on key educational issues and ideas.


Technology allows us to expand our reach like never before, allowing us to hear diverse perspectives from teachers around the world. In this online course we pose key questions to educators from around the globe to examine different views, share understanding and find out what are the key educational issues and directions in other parts of the world.

With participating teachers in locations ranging from countries such as Canada, France and China we’ll gather video responses to questions to illuminate:

  • burning issues
  • key initiatives
  • hopes for the future of education
  • best practice

‘Contemporary teachers must think and act as citizens of their local community and the world.’ - Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Key takeaways 

  • understanding of educational issues from around the globe
  • ideas and inspiration from classrooms outside Australia
  • awareness of similarities and differences in the work of teachers from different countries
  • participation in a global network or teachers.


Leading the discussion

David Burton

David Burton returned to Australia in 2015 after several years overseas. Until recently he served as Head of Senior Campus at Woodleigh School, a role which included periods as Acting Principal, most recently during the COVID-19 crisis. David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development, middle years innovation and the integration of new learning technologies into the classroom. David has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs. He was IB MYP Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. As a regular IB conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years, David has led professional learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. He has also completed a Masters of School Leadership course, specialising in research into the efficacy of teacher collaboration.




Deb Carmichael

Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time, she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, interest in current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.



Joined by educators from around the globe.