Global Goals Youth Forum

Every 2 days, until 11 Nov 2021
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Global Goals Youth Forum

Online event.

More Information

aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au

EDUCATION

As a participant of this forum, Queensland students will use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the basis to explore local and global issues relating to Climate Action. They will research neighbouring Pacific Island Nations such as Papua New Guinea and New Zealand to compare environmental issues including climate change, pollution, environmental degradation and resource depletion.

Closely linked to the PISA 2018 Global Competence, students will understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others and take action for collective wellbeing and sustainable development.

Connecting students from across Queensland regions, participants will use design thinking processes and metacognitive tools to collaboratively prototype and pitch innovative solutions to the environmental problems they are passionate about.

They will hear from, and work alongside, guest speakers involved in the innovation, entrepreneurship and climate action space and seek feedback and next steps on their ideas.

This online forum will be delivered using the Queensland Department of Education endorsed virtual classroom platform - iSee. Students will enhance their Technology skills through the use of program features such as; creating collaborative content using smart boards, voting on issues using traffic light polls, discussing and debating topics using chat functions, using webcam and spatial audio features for team interaction, sharing and reflection.

All participants in the program will receive a pre-forum workbook including offline and a-synchronous learning activities and resources.

Curriculum Links

  • Intercultural Understanding / Asia Cross-Curriculum Priority:Students will identify and analyse the environmental challenges facing the region and how such issues may be interconnected.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking:   
    Students will filter and converge their thinking so that they can create focused and imaginative solutions.

  • Ethical Capability / Civics and Citizenship / History 
    Students will consider a range of consequences and implications of their design ideas, receiving feedback on how innovations and products can help or hinder international relationships.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of participation students will:

  • develop deeper awareness and understanding of the UN Global Goals;
  • build global competencies such as knowledge of global issues; intercultural understanding and critical and creative thinking skills
  • appreciate and understand what it means to be an active local and global citizen;
  • understand the connections between what they learn in class, future education and career pathways.

For more information, please visit the Asia Education Foundation site.