The Australia-India BRIDGE Project launched in 2015 and connected eight Australian and eight Indian schools. In 2016, the program will grow to establish an additional eight Australia-India school partnerships. The BRIDGE Project focuses on building teacher capability in the following areas:
- strengthening intercultural understanding and values
- building ICT skills for teaching and learning
- developing sustainable school partnerships
- establishing and supporting a community of learners.
School partnerships will build and sustain collaboration across learning areas and foci, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), intercultural understanding, values and inclusive education.
In 2017, two reciprocal 10-day professional learning programs will be facilitated from 17 - 27 May in Australia and 11 - 21 in Delhi. The programs provide opportunities for Australian and Indian teachers to develop strong relationships by building intercultural understanding and ICT capacity, and through school visits and homestays.
For any further enquiries about the Australia-India BRIDGE program, please contact International Programs Manager Aaron O’Shannessy on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8344 3584
Australia-India BRIDGE school visit
Special Envoy for Trade Mr Andrew Robb AO MP and Australia-India Education Ambassador Mr Adam Gilchrist visited BRIDGE school Bluebells International School, Wednesday 6 April 2016 to discuss the process of building stronger bonds through education.