Global Citizenship – It Starts With Us


Years 9-10
One day conference, 9.30am–3.00pm
Available on Monday
14 May, 28 May, 4 June or 18 June

English, The Humanities

School programs and resources

Gandhi in the 21st Century

How do we bring Gandhi's lessons of change into a modern context?

Facilitated by International educator, Margaret Hepworth, this highly successful program has been run across Melbourne schools, internationally and is now coming to the Immigration Museum.

At this one day conference students come together to consider their role in society and their relationship with global and community issues. Students examine the concept of a deeper purpose, have the opportunity to discover individual empowerment and consider the proposition that "change really does begin with me".

As part of the program students visit the Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant exhibition.

Margaret Hepworth is  an expert in teenage motivations and behaviours; a thought leader in peace education; the founder of The Gandhi Experiment;  an English and Humanities teacher of 30 years; author of The Gandhi Experiment – teaching our teenagers how to become global citizens; recipient of the 2016 Sir John Monash Award for Inspirational Women's Leadership; creator of Collaborative Debating ©

Curriculum links

Alignment with the National Curriculum

General Capabilities

  • Critical and CreativeThinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Sustainability

Cross-­Curriculum priorities

  • Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.

Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships in schools and early childhood education settings is about tackling family violence through education. Victorian State Government Education and Training with a key theme of teaching non-­violence as a choice. The Global Citizenship–it starts with us! Student conference is in direct alignment with the Respectful Relationships Education government initiative. In particular, the conference teaches gender equity and that to empower women, you must empower men as well.