Global Goals Online Primary Forum One

EDUCATION

Online forum

This year, the Asia Education Foundation in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education International (DE International) will deliver a series of online student programs designed to build the capabilities of young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.

Each program will incorporate a balance of online and offline activities to facilitate collaboration and consensus-building between participants.

Working in partnership with local business, industry, government and community experts, these Go Global programs will provide students with the opportunity to:

  • understand the importance of global competencies and Asia capabilities;
  • explore future pathways for their higher education and career;
  • deepen their understanding of local, regional and global issues and consider their role in taking action in the community; and
  • explore opportunities available to young Australians, including scholarships, involvement with youth organisations and government initiatives such as the New Colombo Plan.

The Global Goals Primary Forum is a full-day design sprint for Years 5-6 students, designed to deepen their understanding of local and global issues and develop their global competence. The challenge put to students is how might we design sustainable community services for the future.

Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals) aim to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030. The forum brings together around 72 students to explore the Global Goals and propose innovative solutions to achieve positive change using design thinking. Rather than trying to cover all 17 goals in a day, students focus on a smaller interconnected set of goals relevant to the challenge at hand, namely:

  • Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Throughout the forum, students work collaboratively in teams of 6 to design or re-design a sustainable community service that would help achieve these Global Goals by 2030.

Who: Primary Queensland State Schools, Year 5-6 students (team of six students)
Cost: Participation in these programs is fully funded by Global Opportunities, DE International, for all Queensland State Schools
When: Forum One – Monday October 12, 8:45am-3pm.

This event is now sold out. Visit the AEF website for more details.