ONE WORLD CENTRE
We acknowledge the Noongar people as the original custodians of the land on which the One World Centre (OWC) office is located. OWC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Western Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
One World Centre is an education and learning resource centre focused on global issues such as human rights, sustainable lifestyles, migration and multiculturalism, and social justice and equality. The OWC specialises in supporting individuals and communities to develop the capabilities that empower them to make positive differences in an increasingly challenging and interconnected world.
The OWC is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation.
Through a range of workshops and consultations designed to meet the needs of the people we work with, the OWC provides professional learning opportunities that foster responsible and skilled global citizenship for a sustainable world. We provide professional development and resources for early childhood, primary, secondary and pre-service educators throughout Western Australia who wish to incorporate global education in their teaching programs. The OWC can also provide professional education in universities and the private, government and community sector.
The Centre houses a comprehensive library of global education resources – books, teaching kits, posters and audio-visual materials, which are available for loan to members throughout Western Australia. Librarians are media and information experts, and can also assist teachers in finding relevant online resources for exploring world issues in the globally connected classroom.
The OWC provides interactive workshops for school classes and groups on global issues such as youth action for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, food security, climate change action, sustainable cities and sustainable lifestyles.
The One World Centre is also involved in local community engagement projects fostering local action linked to global goals and aspirations. OWC collaborates with other organisations working in the areas of development, human rights and global sustainability.
Here on our website you can learn more about global education, access our library catalogue, and download some ready-to-use teaching resources. You can also find out about upcoming professional learning events, become part of our network through facebook or twitter, sign up for our newsletter, or join the conversation on our blog.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020
Objectives and Strategies
Support active global citizenship through engagement with local communities by:
- Identifying community needs and priorities in collaboration with local communities;
- Linking with other organisations and developing resources (including financial) that align with the OWC mission and meet community needs;
- Appropriately administering and evaluating community projects undertaken;
- Developing and acting upon a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP); and
- Actively promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Support active global citizenship by facilitating transformative learning with the formal education sector by:
- Facilitating ongoing support for teachers and pre-service teachers and early childhood educators;
- Facilitating professional learning for the early years sector;
- Facilitating professional learning for in-service teachers; and
- Facilitating professional learning for pre-service teachers.
Develop, maintain and promote relevant resources to enable transformative learning and global citizenship by:
- Maintaining a current, relevant, accessible collection of global education resources in a variety of formats, particularly digital technology;
- Providing ongoing support to library borrowers;
- Maintaining a current, relevant and informative on-line website and social media presence; and
- Recruiting and sustaining a competent volunteer base for the library.
Grow the Centre’s capacity to be a vibrant, agile, well-connected and sustainable organisation that supports active global citizenship by:
- Maintaining, increasing and diversifying sources of funding for the Centre;
- Recruiting and sustaining quality staff, volunteers, contract staff and Management Committee members;
- Maintaining and enhancing the physical environment in the Centre;
- Promoting a common understanding of the strategic direction and values of the Centre;
- Developing and implementing good governance and current practices;
- Developing and maintaining networks and partnerships; and
- Responding to emerging opportunities with agility.