research, analysis, communication, collaboration, 21st century skills
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Life Skills
Global Perspectives
This short course combines research skills, analysis and creative communication in a fun an interactive way.
Global Perspectives
Students to select and research an issue of global importance - we will discuss links to local and national levels and look at ways to analyze and evaluate the findings.
Students will collaborate to communicate their findings - this can be done as a presentation, a play, a song, a picture or any preferred method.
Session 1 - Discussion and topic selection - Homework - Research chosen topic
Session 2 - Discuss and analyze findings - talk about perspectives and credibility of sources. Discuss forms of communicating research findings - Homework - Students to work on presentation ideas Session 3 - Students to bring presentation ideas to class for feedback and practice
Session 4 - Presentation and evaluation
Learning Goals
  • Students will learn about the 17 Global Goals set out by the United Nations in 2015.
  • Students will develop research skills and learn about the credibility of sources.
  • Students will critically analyze and creatively present their findings/solutions.
  • Students will research a global goal and create a presentation on possible ways to address this goal.
  • Varied as students will be choosing their own means of presentation.
  • Students will be required to work independently to research and create presentation.
External Resources
  • To be provided...
Time commitment
  • 4 x 50 minute class sessions plus independent work outside class time.
Supply List
  • N/A
Once a week 4-Time Course
50 minutes Class Duration
3 Kids Maximum Class Size
Ages 10-18 Age Range
USD 131.33 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!

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Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D