​About global learning and engagement

Global learning and engagement is vital for living in a more complex, interconnected and competitive world. Current global issues from the pandemic to humanitarian crises have impacted students' wellbeing, resilience and identity. These events have also taught us how connected and interdependent the world is while highlighting the importance of collaboration, critical literacy and creative thinking. Learning about the world is embedded in the Victorian Curriculum through intercultural capability in recognition that developing students' global mindset and ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds are significant assets in today's world.  A globally-oriented education system is crucial to ensuring that our young people have the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly inter-connected and unpredictable world and workplace.

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About the symposium

The department's 2022 Global Learning and Engagement Symposium is packed full of thought-leaders, good practice examples, and hands-on strategies to help you build a whole-of-school approach to global learning and engagement to improve student outcomes and wellbeing through inclusion and intercultural and global competence. The symposium is suitable for schools with existing global learning and engagement activity as well as schools that are new to the space.

Keynote speakers

Master of Ceremonies, Beverley Wang

Anoushka Gungadin, CEO, Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and international speaker and facilitator on cultural intelligence, inclusion and diversity, will present Cultural Intelligence: the competitive tool of the future, unpacking:

  • Global trends: opportunities and challenges

  • what is Cultural intelligence and the benefits of CQ

  • the CQ-5 framework to build CQ in organisations.

Louka Parry, CEO, Learning Future and former teacher, principal and winner of Inspiring Public Secondary Teacher of the Year in South Australia, will explore:

  • the changing landscape of work, learning and society
  • global shifts and what they mean for our learning ecosystems in an ever more interconnected and uncertain world
  • skillsets and mindsets required to take advantage of emerging opportunities, adapting in ways that integrate and apply new knowledge to promote engagement across cultures, domains and languages

Concurrent sessions

The symposium also includes two concurrent sessions featuring professional development, sharing of good practice and community networking opportunities.


The 2022 Global Learning and Engagement Symposium will give participants:

  • ideas and strategies to support student resilience, wellbeing and identity through intercultural capability and global citizenship
  • hands-on strategies and good-practice examples
  • an opportunity to come together to celebrate each other's work, network, amplify excellence and learn from one another
  • take-away opportunities to improve teaching practice to increase social cohesion and cultural intelligence in students to help shape them into global citizens.

Who should attend this event?

Principals, assistant principals and leading teachers (in curriculum development) who are already implementing, or are new to, global learning and engagement.

Options exist to register up to two participants from each school so that you have an opportunity to participate in both concurrent sessions.


The symposium will be held from 8.30am – 4.30pm on Thursday 18 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

How to register

To register, visit the Eventbrite web page. Registrations close 5pm, Monday 1 August.

Further details about the event will be available on the Eventbrite page in the coming weeks.

Find out more

For further enquiries, contact the International Education Division by email: International.Marketing@education.vic.gov.au

Last Update: 17/05/2022 9:36 AM