Connecting to Policy Directions

As a National Project Global LYNCs provides real opportunities to address various education policies. Let’s look at one example: Framework for Improving Student Outcomes in VICTORIA and the new Victorian Curriculum.  How does a project like Global LYNCs directly support Victorian partners in improving their student outcomes?

Intercultural Capabilities

Ref:  http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/intercultural-capability/introduction/rationale-and-aims

Aims

Intercultural capability aims to develop knowledge, understandings and skills to enable students to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of and respect for cultural diversity within the community
  • reflect on how intercultural experiences influence attitudes, values and beliefs
  • recognise the importance of acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity for a cohesive community.

FISO  – Consider how your involvement in the project is helping to achieve positive change in your students.

Ref: https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edrms/project/fiso/SitePages/6_GlobalCitizenship.aspx

Community Engagement in Learning

Global Citizenship

Global citizenship denotes an awareness of our interconnectedness with people and environments around the globe, and their contribution to a global society and economy. Programs that increase knowledge and understanding of global issues and trends and help students develop ways to respect key universal values such as peace, environmental sustainability and upholding the rights and dignity of all people, can improve students’ sense of global citizenship.

In schools with emerging practice students learn about different cultures, including their own, and develop an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a globalised

In schools with evolving practice schools create opportunities for students to regularly engage with young people from other cultures, and develop inclusive values and perspectives. Programs involve students learning from international students about their respective cultures.

Embedding Schools work with the whole school community to develop an inclusive culture, and to promote understanding and respect. Learning programs are designed to integrate international perspectives, including international student perspectives in developing student self

Excelling Schools and their communities are globally engaged and establish and sustain international partnerships that provide students with a deep understanding of the world and rich experiences of other cultures, aligned to curricula and learning objectives. Students collaborate in shared learning activities with peers in other countries.

1. Emerging

​2. Evolving

​3. Embedding

​4. Excelling

The Victorian curriculum is enacted in ways that students learn about different cultures, including their own, and develop an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a globalised world. ​Schools create opportunities for students to regularly engage with young people from other cultures, and develop inclusive values and perspectives. Programs involve students learning from international students about their respective cultures. ​Schools work with the whole school community to develop an inclusive culture, and to promote understanding and respect. Learning programs are designed to integrate international perspectives, including international student perspectives in developing student self-identity as global citizens. ​Schools and their communities are globally engaged and establish and sustain international partnerships that provide students with a deep understanding of the world and rich experiences of other cultures, aligned to curricula and learning objectives. Students collaborate in shared learning activities with peers in other countries.

 

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