Global Education is a unique subject experience at MEPS, which recognises the need for students to be greater equipped, to participate as active citizens in a global society.
The idea of teaching Global Education as a ‘specialist’ subject first came about back in 2012, as we partnered with our sister school – Chengbei Primary School in China.
Throughout this process, we recognised the need to offer our students greater opportunities to gain the knowledge, and to develop essential skills, to become active and productive members of local and broader communities.
Global Education is offered to all of our students as a ‘specialist’ subject, as with Art, Music, Sport, Mandarin and Digital Technologies.
So what is Global Education?
Taken from: Global Perspectives: A framework for global education in Australian schools, Education Services Australia, 2008.
Global education emphasises the unity and interdependence of human society, developing a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity, affirmation of socialjustice and human rights, as well asbuilding peace and actions for a sustainable future.
Global education promotes positive values and assists students to take responsibility for their actions and to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Students explore a variety of concepts, using the following Global Perspectives: