Building Global Citizenship program

Victorian Young Leaders to China Program. Live, learn, explore

Building Global Citizenship (BGC) is an immersive professional learning program for principals and policy makers aimed at developing the understanding of effective global engagement and how this translates to the school curriculum, practice, community and Victorian government policy.

The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, in partnership with the International Education Division and Asia Education Foundation (AEF) delivers the BGC.

The 2020 BGC originally included an overseas component where participants would spend 10 days in China. Due to the global constraints of Coronavirus (COVID-19), AEF designed an alternative digital immersion program for this component of the BGC.

This program consists of a range of modules and tasks, that take participants through the research, insights, and connections to global citizenship. A key focus for the program is the FISO dimension of 'Community Engagement with Global Citizenship' combined with a focus on intercultural capability in the Victorian curriculum, and a range of wider and contextual briefings, which build towards a school-based project that seed the change within school communities. BGC is modelled after the FISO Improvement Cycle, which also matches with processes of design thinking used in BGC. 

Highlights of BGC, include briefings from Global Victoria, interviews with 'global citizens', use of the GlobeSmart cultural profile tool with Asialink Business, and sharing local and global research on what works for developing global citizenship.

For more information, see: FISO Dimension Global Citizenship and GlobeSmart

Last Update: 27/10/2021 8:56 AM