Faculty of Education

2016 Global Education Professional Learning Conference


Start Date

13th Jan 2016

End Date

14th Jan 2016


Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
Newnham Campus
University of Tasmania

Key presentations will focus on education for developing people who can thrive in the globalised and interdependent 21st century world and contribute positively to its future.

This year's Global Education Conference themes:

  • Global Education themes: Social justice, cultural diversity/identity, sustainable futures, peace building and conflict resolution
  • Global Issues: Radicalisation and Terrorism; Global Democracy
  • Global Pedagogies: International Baccalaureate

ALL WELCOME – contact Joanne McLaren on Global.Education@utas.edu.au for Registration

What's on?


  • Professor Greg Barton on 'Radicalization and modern terrorism'
    (Thursday 14th Jan 12:00-1:00pm)
  • Dr Bob Brown on 'Global Democracy'
    (Thursday 14th Jan 4:30-5:30pm)


  • Joint Conference Discussion Session (Wednesday 13th January 4.45 – 5.45pm)

    Topic: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for transforming formal education (school systems).

    This innovative session will link by Skype with the international conference on 'Education as a driver for Sustainable Development Goals', organised by the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India. This conference is supported by UNESCO and other agencies and our conference link has been facilitated by Ms Karena Menzie (CQU; formerly Global Learning Centre, Qld) and Mr Pramod Sharma (CEE India).

    Find out the latest details about the ESDG 2016 conference on their facebook page.

  • Public Forum (Thursday 14th January 6.00 – 7.15pm)

    Topic: '2016 – too late for Global Citizenship?'

    The Dean of Education, Professor John Williamson, will moderate this forum discussion with the key conference speakers, presenters and audience.


  • Wednesday 13th January
    • 'Student as active global citizens …'
      Kate Phillips (Oxfam)
    • 'A small story about a big partnership …'
      Alisa Cleary (Global Learning Centre)
    • 'The Indigenous Literacy Foundation'
      Suzy Wilson (ILF/Riverbend Books)
    • 'Tangalooma EcoMarines Program '
      Penny Limbach, Mardi Seccombe and Sue Filips
  • Thursday 14th January
    • International Baccalaureate
      Dr Marcia Behrenbruch
    • Developing school communities
      Michael Zeuschner
    • The Global Peace Index and The Global Terrorism Index
      Talia Hagerty (IEP)


  • Global Education in Action (Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30pm)
    'Social cohesion and the art of active citizenship'
    Alisa Cleary - Global Learning Centre Queensland
  • Global Pedagogies: International Baccalaureate (Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm)
    'The IB in practice: Thinking like an IB teacher'
    Dr Marcia Behrenbruch - International Baccalaureate Organisation – Education (Australia)
  • Sustainable futures (Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm)
    'Live Strong'
    Kate Phillips - Oxfam

Program of Events

The full program of events is available for download [PDF 760KB]

ALL WELCOME – contact Joanne McLaren on Global.Education@utas.edu.au for Registration

Other information

  • Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.
  • The Conference will be held at the University of Tasmania Newnham Campus. A site map is available for download [PDF 300KB]