China Today: Education & Society
Dates: 21 September – 1 October 2017
Leading effective and sustainable change in schools requires new thinking. The China today program has been specifically designed to empower school leaders and education professionals to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of China to support Chinese cultural and language programs in your school.
The China Today program provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about a diverse and rapidly changing China. You will gain deep understanding of education in China today in the context of economic development, the urban/rural divide and everyday life.
Over ten days, participants will visit four great cities: Beijing, the political and cultural centre; Shanghai, the economic engine; Hangzhou, said to be like ‘heaven on earth'; and Nanjing, home of one of China’s leading universities and centre of Chinese history.
Opportunities to interact with Chinese educators will be provided through a two-day principal shadowing program, school leaders forum, school visits and formal lectures at the top-ranked Nanjing University.
The program will include visits to world-famous historical sites such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, but also high-tech business regions, social enterprises, and cultural centres.
There are ten scholarships available for this study program that will be allocated to the first to apply.
For the full itinerary or further information, please contact, Sophie Howlett on S.Howlett@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 8344 3571.