Although programmes and projects are as different as the schools and organisations they are designed for, they are all based on a rationale and set of approaches developed over the last ten years.
- Combining academic and experiential learning.
- Collaboration and partnership.
- All students engaged with global learning and the urgent issues of the day.
- All programs mainstreamed, rigorous, intentional and progressive.
- Joining the dots to maximise existing programs, resources and people.
- Rethinking community service as community learning, community interaction and community partnership.
- Creating a portfolio of sustained local and global community partnerships.
- Global trips and local community interaction linked directly to curriculum.
- Creating intentional shared language.
- Student leadership and student voice.
- Developing tools for evaluation, feedback and record-keeping.
- Understanding that we can do harm as well as good.
- Story telling, witnessing and community mapping.
- Celebrating relationships, sharing experiences, creating publications.
- Making ‘the other’ real.
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