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Reimagining global mindedness

Started Oct 1, 2019

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Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 16 June 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are an educator who wants staff and students alike to engage with the world beyond their school


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 one-day workshop has three purposes:

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

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

Exploring Global Citizenship themes helps 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.