Global learning and engagement provides all young Victorians, regardless of background or where they live, with skills, knowledge and global perspectives to become all they can be. Self-awareness, self-confidence and a willingness to embrace cultures, diversity and knowledge of the world and other societies are significant assets in today’s world.
The Global Learning and Engagement Accreditation Framework aims to showcase and reward school excellence in internationalising education. Global learning and engagement is the teaching of intercultural capabilities, development of global citizenship and connecting with the world to learn from best practice.
Benefits to Schools
The Global Learning and Engagement Framework will support schools to self-assess their focus on global learning and engagement, enabling them to better embed internationalising education to improve student outcomes and teacher capability. It will provide recognition and new tailored development opportunities for improvement, and will formalise a school's existing work in this space. Accreditation will provide a point of difference for schools to help them build pride and confidence within their local communities.
The support provided to accredited schools contributes to wider school improvement, including the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) by building practice excellence, setting expectations and promoting inclusion, intellectual engagement and self-awareness, and global citizenship.
- opportunities to showcase school excellence
- networking opportunities to share learnings and gain insights from experts
- access to opportunities, programs and networks
- professional learning grants for teacher professional practice (level 2 and above)
- financial grants and resourcing to support GL&E accreditation
- consultancy or training support
Global Learning and Engagement Accreditation Criteria for Levels 1, 2 and 3
The following list of accreditation dimensions documents the criteria, minimum standards and evidence requirements for each of the three levels of accreditation.
Vision, mission and school culture
The expectations, attitudes, traditions, and values that underpin the school’s drive to educate in ways that develop students’ global competence and the skills needed to function effectively in a changing global economy.
Organising for global learning
The administrative structures and processes for sustaining an international focus in the curriculum.
(N.B. Program goals or implementation milestones are needed so program impact can be measured)
Curriculum, instruction and assessment
The systems that guide the creation of an internationally focused curriculum and related instructional strategies and assessments.
Processes that ensure the formal curriculum is provided and that promote student learning.
Relationships and engagement
The structures that facilitate connection between adults and students from other cultures, communities and networks.
Professional development supports teachers’ capacity to deliver lessons that promote and extend students’ global learning and engagement.
Processes for measuring the impact of the school’s global learning and engagement policies, strategies and practices.
How to Apply
This is a pilot project with a select number of schools running from February to June 2019. Should you be interested in also becoming a Global Learning & Engagement accredited school, please contact us on
GLE.Accreditation@edumail.vic.gov.au for information.