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This year, the Asia Education Foundation in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education will deliver a series of student programs designed to build the capabilities of young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.

Working in partnership with local business, industry, government and community experts, these Go Global programs will provide students with the opportunity to:

  • understand the importance of global competencies and Asia capabilities;
  • explore future pathways for their higher education and career;
  • deepen their understanding of local, regional and global issues and consider their role in taking action in the community; and
  • explore opportunities available to young Australians, including scholarships, involvement with youth organisations and government initiatives such as the New Colombo Plan.

Read about each of the programs and register below.

Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum

The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is an interactive simulation designed to deepen students’ understanding of Southeast Asia and Australia’s relationship with the region through role-play. Bringing together more than 60 students, this forum will challenge students to discuss key issues facing Southeast Asia from the perspectives of Australia and the 10 ASEAN Member States. Working in teams of six delegates will present their country position statement, touching on key issues around climate change, before debating them in more depth to try to reach mutually agreeable solutions through negotiation and consensus building. More specifically, students will be asked to consider how climate change is impacting their allocated country through the lenses of Resources & Energy, Natural Disasters and Nature Conservation, as well as put forward shared strategies for collaboration on these issues.

Who: Secondary Queensland State Schools, Years 9-11 students (team of six students per school)
Cost: Participation in these programs is free for all Queensland State School

Watch highlights from our inaugural Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum:



Presenters

2016 AEF Autumn School

Sydney/Melbourne

  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Keynote


Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



Panel


Dr Kathleen Turner

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute


Mr Mohamad Abdalla

Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)


Mr Aaron Seeto

Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW


Mr Keith Shangare

Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland


Presentation


Dr Indigo Willing OAM

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


Workshop


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding




Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks



Forum One

 

When

Monday 29 October
9.00am – 3.00pm


Forum Two

 

When

Tuesday 30 October
9.00am – 3.00pm


Global Goals Primary Forum

The Global Goals Primary Forum is a full-day design sprint for Years 5-6 students, designed to deepen their understanding of local and global issues and develop their global competence. The challenge put to students is how might we design sustainable community services for the future. Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals) aim to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030. The forum brings together around 70 students to explore the Global Goals and propose innovative solutions to achieve positive change using design thinking. Rather than trying to cover all 17 goals in a day, students focus on a smaller interconnected set of goals relevant to the challenge at hand, namely Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Throughout the forum, students work collaboratively in teams of 6 to design or re-design a sustainable community service that would help achieve these Global Goals by 2030.

Who: Primary Queensland State Schools, Year 5-6 students (team of six students)
Cost: Participation in these programs is free for all Queensland State School




Forum One

 

When

Wednesday 31 October
9.00am – 3.00pm


Forum Two

 

When

Monday 1 April
9.00am – 3.00pm



For all enquiries, please email aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 8344 3590.

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