AEF National Conference 2014
'New World. New Thinking.'
16-17 June, 2014, SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney
In the media
Saturday Extra on ABC Radio National
AEF's work and the 2014 National Conference were showcased on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra programme with Geraldine Doogue on 12 July.
The segment, entitled Australian schools ready for Asian century, featured participants from the 2013/2014 Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia Programme.
#TalkAboutIt on ABC News
Del Irani from ABC News attended the AEF National Conference and interviewed several of our delegates and presenters.
Hear what they had to say about the future of education and jobs in Australia – view online at #TalkAboutIt S2E19.
Day 1 vox pop
Day 2 vox pop
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Almost 500 delegates from Catholic, Independent and government education sectors pack the SMC centre in Sydney.
His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (ret'd), Governor-General of Australia, spoke about becoming global citizens.
Senator The Hon Scott Ryan MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, addressed delegates on Australian Government policies to progress Asia literacy
Pallavi Sharda, Australia's Bollywood actress, shared her story.
John Garnaut, Asia Pacific Editor, Fairfax Media, gave a personal account of New World: China and Australia.
Professor Fazal Rizvi, The University of Melbourne, discoursed on Asia learning: In search of a new narrative.
Fred Smith, Singer, Songwriter and Diplomat spoke and sang about Asia and Australia: People Change Lives
Hayley Bolding, Professor Ok-hwa Lee, Natsuko Ogawa and Dr. Gene Sherman, AM comprised a panel that discussed the theme 'New World? New Thinking?'
Students from Eastwood Public School open the Conference with a fan dance set to K–pop music.
Senator The Hon Scott Ryan MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, welcomes delegates. He discusses the Australian government's policies to advance Asia literacy: '... Australian schools are critical to developing Asia capabilities.' View Senator The Hon Scott Ryan's full speech to the AEF National Conference.
Panel: New World? New Thinking? with messages for educators:
Natsuko Ogawa, Ashurst Australia, says, '... transformation in the legal industry to establish links in Asia leads to great career opportunities'.
Hayley Bolding, Young People Without Borders, says '... you need to encourage young people to get excited about their future and opportunities'.
Dr Gene Sherman AM, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, says, '... popularity of Asian contemporary art is evidence of growth in awareness of Asia'.
Professor Ok-hwa Lee, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea, says '... you have to know Asia to get a good job. The South Korean government invests heavily in Asia'.
Australia's future in the Asian century
Dr. Gene Sherman, AM, Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
New World: China and Australia
John Garnaut Asia Pacific Editor, Fairfax Media
Asia and Australia: Stories that change lives
Pallavi Sharda Australia's Bollywood Actress
Asia learning: In search of a new narrative
Professor Fazal Rizvi
The University of Melbourne
Chinatown as a metaphor for Australia's engagement with Asia
Professor Ien Ang University of Western Sydney
Asia and Australia: People change lives
Fred Smith Singer, Songwriter and Diplomat
Eastwood Public School students performed a Korean fan dance to k-pop music.
Dancers from the Tamil Studies Centre at Homebush High School.
Students from Campsie Public School performed Korean drumming.
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