Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Day 2: Wednesday 5 May 2021, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are keen for staff or students alike to engage with the world beyond their school.
Drawing on the work of Cathryn Berger Kaye, this two part online workshop is an opportunity for school leaders and teachers to explore strategies to develop cultural competency through a service-learning approach. Participants will explore the latest research relevant to developing global competencies and embedding service-learning opportunities across the curriculum. There will be a focus on planning meaningful, developmentally appropriate service activities that are grounded in local, national or global problems to create engaging and impactful opportunities in schools and classrooms.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):
- School governance – Philosophy
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- ideas on how to embed global mindedness within the school culture and in teaching and learning
- consideration of real-life contexts and possible ways of building global competencies in school communities
- understand, incorporate and practice service learning methodology as a means of accessing, in a practical way, a service-learning culture that aligns to school values
- ways to supporting educators in helping learners grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and be more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions
- a diverse network of like-minded educators beyond the school.
David Burton is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team at ISV. Until recently he served as Head of Senior Campus at Woodleigh School, a school founded on the principles of student service and action. 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 the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. He has also led middle years initiatives for the Victorian Department of Education.
As a regular 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 on a variety of areas including IB program leadership, curriculum planning and development, authentic assessment and service learning. He has delivered various conference papers. He has also completed a Masters in School Leadership course, specialising in research into the efficacy of teacher collaboration. In various school leadership roles David has also taken a leading role in student service and action initiatives.