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HarvestEd











HarvestEd is a year-long program for students and teachers to engage with current agricultural issues, technologies and innovation through the lenses of design thinking, intercultural learning and international markets. Engaging around 100 students in Years 9 and 10 from across a range of schools in the Geelong region, HarvestEd students and teachers will gain first-hand insight into the work of agri-business in collaboration with local industry experts.

HarvestEd:

  • Connects secondary school students to the diversity of agricultural sector
  • Fosters understanding about the links between regional Australia and the Asian marketplace.
  • Develops intercultural learning between youth and agricultural communities

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



WHO

Years 9-10 from City of Greater Geelong
Up to 10 students from each school

WHEN

Term Two - Term Four

WHERE

City of Greater Geelong

COST

Participation in this program is free for all schools in the City of Greater Geelong


Eventbrite - Go Global Youth Forums (QLD)


For more information, please email aef-supprot@asialink.unimelb.edu.au.


BENEFITS FOR SCHOOLS

As a result of their participation, it is intended that students will:

  • Years 9-10 students will participate in 8 full-day workshops exploring regional agricultural education across three school terms;
  • Participa­nts will engage in design thinking processes alongside industry experts to identify challenges, investigate connections, prototype solutions and pitch their ideas; and
  • School leaders and career advisors are also invited to attend workshops and networking activities.

LINKS TO VICTORIAN CURRICULUM

  • Critical and creative thinking: Challenge previously held assumptions and create new links, proposals and artefacts by investigating ideas that provoke shifts in perspectives and cross boundaries to generate ideas and solutions.
  • Ethical capability: Investigate the connections and distinctions between and the relative value of concepts including fairness and equality, and respect and tolerance.
  • Intercultural capability: Identify and analyse the challenges and benefits of living and working in an interconnected and culturally diverse world.
  • Personal and social capability: Evaluate own and others contribution to group tasks, critiquing roles including leadership and provide useful feedback to peers, evaluate task achievement and make recommendations for improvements in relation to team goals.

Download our HarvestEd links to Victorian Curriculum learning areas and general capabilities rubric here.

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

  • Students will engage with networks and mentorship from experts across the City of Greater Geelong community, agricultural sector and other key organisations.
  • Students will visit agricultural businesses, learning how markets and agri-tech are transforming the industry and trade.
  • Educators will take home materials and ideas to benefit their teaching and learning.

For more information about this program or the registration process, please contact aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 3590.


William Buckland Foundation

This program is funded by the William Buckland Foundation.


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