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Developing a globally minded education for all students: re-imagining global mindedness is a Course

Developing a globally minded education for all students: re-imagining global mindedness

Starts Jun 15, 2020


Full course description

Independent Schools Victoria is supporting professional learning for staff of Member Schools throughout term two utilising Non Government Reform Support funding.


Online - a zoom link will be available 24 hours prior to the event

Date and time

Tuesday 16 June 2020 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm  Webinar


This learning event is right for you if you are an educator leader who wants to improve/develop global competencies and intercultural skills in teachers and students.


Every school is becoming more culturally diverse: both the student and staff community. Leadership challenges include leading people with varied beliefs, values and expectations about what good education looks like. This 90 minute webinar will explore the following:

  • global research on leading culturally diverse communities, providing tools and guidance to enable leaders to implement a globally-focused learning experience that is context driven
  • ideas on how to embed global mindedness within the school culture and in the teaching and learning
  • real-life contexts and possible ways of addressing the challenges of leadership and building global competencies in these communities.

This webinar would be valuable for leaders of any culturally diverse community of staff, students and parents.

It is a valuable precursor to the one-day workshop to be held on 31 August, 2020.

Exploring Global Citizenship themes help learners grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions.

Key takeaways

  • understanding of latest research relevant to leadership and developing global competencies
  • strategies for embedding global competencies in school organisational culture and curriculum
  • a draft plan for building an area of strength in your school related to one of the aspects explored
  • understanding that global competency is both necessary and possible within a local setting
  • consideration of the many uses of technologies to promote global competency.

Presenter information

Dr Darlene J Fisher

For over 35 years, Dr Darlene Fisher has been a leader and teacher in schools in Australia, Oman, Thailand, India, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Her Doctorate focuses on the impact of culture on effective leadership practices. Darlene’s work includes International Accreditation Leader for NEASC. Previously, she was Chief Learning Officer at ECIS, responsible for developing and presenting teacher and leader professional learning. Darlene has worked with teacher training for Cambridge, ECIS, and mentored heads of school and consulted on curricula and teacher development across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.


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