Global Education

Teacher resources to encourage a global
perspective across the curriculum

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming focuses on eradicating hunger and poverty for families farming land, forests and the sea. Photo by Josh Estey for DFAT

Welcome to the global education website

The Global Education website provides teachers with resources about a range of global issues supported by case studies, country profiles and teaching activities.



In 2008 cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar lashing the country with strong winds and rain. Photo by Mohd Nor Azmil Abdul Rahman/Wikimedia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence

Gallery of resources

The gallery of resources features searchable collections of photos, videos, teaching activities, templates and links.

Teachers engage in active Professional Learning. Global Education Project

Professional Learning

The Global Education Project offers face-to-face and online Professional Learning. See details in Professional learning under the Teaching and learning tab.

In older areas of Mumbai, India, homes have one room for living and sleeping, a cooking area and shared toilet. Photo by Happy Sleepy / Flickr

Interdependence and globalisation

Global education promotes understanding of our interdependence and the need to working for a just future in which all people have access to their basic needs sustainably.

Hot topics

  • Women work hard in the rice paddies in Cambodia.Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID

    Poverty and food security
    Poverty rates were halved between 1990 and 2010, but 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty.

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    Secondary professional learning module
    Explore this new professional learning module for secondary teachers. The module offers ways for you to link global education with the Australian Curriculum for years 7 to 10 in English, mathematics, history and science.

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a large bustling city of seven million people, which mixes old and new architecture. Photo by magicinfoto/

    Our changing world
    The world has changed greatly in many ways over the last 20 years – some good and some bad.


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