Leading global learning and engagement in Victorian schools



Abstract

A globally oriented education system is crucial to ensuring that our young people have the skills they need to lead and succeed in a world with increasing levels of disruption, complexity and inter-connection. Globalisation of jobs, trade and economies mean that young people will increasingly work globally and have to navigate expanding cultural diversity both at home and abroad. The Victorian Department of Education and Training is leading government schools to provide global learning and engagement opportunities and programs to students in their schools. The Department of Education and Training conducted empirical and secondary research to understand Victorian school connection with global learning and engagement activities and examined world-leading practices in order to better equip schools and students for a global future.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn about global learning and engagement activities and perceptions in Victorian schools. This session will provide the research findings and evidence base to support schools to internationalise and equip students to be the next generation of leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and employees with the skills, knowledge and outlooks to become all they can be and to succeed in a rapidly changing world.


Matt Flemming, Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government

Matt Flemming mentors and leads the International Education Division’s Marketing and Communications Team at the Victorian Department of Education and Training. His team provides innovative marketing strategies, expert advice and world-class student experience initiatives that promote international education and global learning and engagement for government school students and staff. Matt has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Monash University) and is undertaking his Master of Business Administration at RMIT University.