Understanding that education is a global force
The 12-month Intercultural Champions pilot project is a professional learning opportunity for up to 40 classroom teachers from Victorian government primary and secondary schools drawn from all regions.
Teachers build their teaching expertise to carry out curriculum change and their ability to work with colleagues to bring about improved teaching and curriculum outcomes in intercultural capability.
A globally oriented education system will position Victorian students for a prosperous social, cultural and economic future by equipping them with the tools they need to live the lives and get the jobs they want.
This project will enable teachers to deepen their understanding so as to provide students with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Intercultural Champions builds the capacity of teachers to confidently develop the intercultural capability of students. Project participants develop skills in modelling teaching and learning that assists schools to deliver the intercultural capability element of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 and the global citizenship dimension of FISO.
This pilot project will also help teachers raise the levels of community pride in schools and assist schools to develop an effective, diverse and inclusive learning environment that benefits all students from all backgrounds. Best practice in intercultural capability is tightly linked to critical and creative thinking skills, and students will be more resilient to participate within a globally oriented education system.
For more information about these FISO priorities, see
Excellence in teaching and learning and
Community engagement in learning.
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