Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships
The Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement) provides Australian teachers and students with the opportunity to engage with their peers in Asia through:
face-to-face ‘establishment visit’ of a teacher from Asia travelling to Australia and spending time in an Australian school community. These visits are then reciprocated.
use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support a range of online interactions between partner schools led by teachers and students.
Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, School Education objectives
10. Every Australian student will have significant exposure to studies of Asia across the curriculum to increase their cultural knowledge and skills and enable them to be active in the region.
All schools will engage with at least one school in Asia to support the teaching of a priority Asian language, including through increased use of the National Broadband Network.
Australia-China BRIDGE Project
Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Project
Australia-Korea BRIDGE Project
Australia-Thailand BRIDGE Project
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BRIDGE at Southern Christian College: Indonesia BRIDGE, 2013
Staff and students at Southern Christian School in Tasmania discuss how BRIDGE has helped to build authentic links between their classes and those in Indonesia.
Australia – China BRIDGE School Partnerships Project
Student, teacher and school leadership perspectives on how BRIDGE is supporting language learning and preparing students for their future at North Sydney Demonstration School, New South Wales.