Second Asia Pacific International Forum | Intercultural and Global Citizenship EducationVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A global forum to discuss what it takes to be a global citizen in the 21st century
AFS Intercultural Programs, Australia (AFS Australia), Asia Society Australia and SIETAR Australasia are pleased to present the second Asia Pacific International Forum on intercultural and global citizenship education and competence to be held in Perth at the University Club of Western Australia from 16 to 18 March, 2016.
Goals and themes
The Forum will examine how developing intercultural understanding and global citizenship capabilities will better equip individuals and society to meet the needs of education, business and communities in the 21st century. The forum will explore the following themes:
- Defining Global Citizenship Education and why it is urgently needed. Establish a common foundation for discussion of major areas of impact, delivering Global Citizenship Education and evaluating its impact, reflecting recent UN/UNESCO focus.
- Addressing major divides: Exploring intercultural issues for indigenous communities and how intercultural learning can bridge faith based differences.
- Lifting the profile of intercultural learning and global competence in modern educational practice: the way forward in securing Global Citizenship Education.
- Educational mobility and global competence: Understanding and measuring how study abroad enhances Global Citizenship Education.
- Exploring the diverse, innovative pedagogies and assessment approaches to Global Citizenship Education.
- Recommended Global Citizenship Education goals and strategies to achieve them.
Join practitioners and international thought leaders in an in-depth, Asia Pacific-focused, yet globally-relevant exploration of the importance of intercultural learning and Global Citizenship Education.
- Learn how growing competence in intercultural understanding and global citizenship will better equip individuals and society to meet the needs of education, business and communities in the 21st century.
- Consider how this can help us in understanding and addressing the big issues that threaten civil society and community cohesion in so many parts of the globe.
- Immerse yourself in the big picture, exchange ideas and learn about the practicalities related to business and education.
- Share your research or success stories
Who should attend
This forum will strengthen the dialogue between educators, government and business community on the ways to integrate global citizenship into Australia’s education system.
Participating communities will include:
- Educators – School, Vocational and Higher Education
- Indigenous Community representatives
- Faith-based representatives
- Study abroad practitioners
- Researchers in intercultural competence and GCEd
- Business people
- Government policy makers
- Inter-Government Agencies
- Think tanks
Registration and further information
Learn more about the Forum and Speakers.
Register to attend (If you're a corporate or individual member of Asia Society, please choose your affiliation to recieve a discount).
Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available. Please contact Philipp Ivanov, CEO Asia Society Australia to discuss.
Our Arts, Culture and Diversity Programs span across visual art and performance, literature, media, technology, education, and community sectors. These unique partner events examine cultural traditions and expressions, celebrate diversity and multiculturalism, and explore a changing Australian society. Run as both public and member only events, this programming stream offers an exciting way to engage with the work of Asia Society Australia.
The Forum is an initiative of AFS Intercultural Programs, SIETAR Australasia, and The Asia Society, supported by the University of Western Australia, Government of Western Australia and the Perth Convention Bureau.
The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Entrance #1, Carpark #3
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/australia/events/second-asia-pacific-international-forum-intercultural-and-global-citizenship-educat The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Entrance #1, Carpark #3