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  • Is EQ more important than ever?

    by User Not Found | Mar 30, 2022
    As we ask students to become more globally competent, the need to provide opportunities for students to develop social and emotional skills (SES) or ‘emotional intelligence’ (EQ) is increasingly essential.
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  • Connection, Collaboration and Courageous Conversations: What is the role of Education?

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    by User Not Found | Feb 24, 2022
    As the world changes, so to must how we educate our young people. Education needs to empower youth as not only contributors to change, but the drivers of it.
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  • Youth initiatives give students an opportunity to develop skills and improve their future

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    by User Not Found | Nov 17, 2021
    From mock United Nations forums and design sprints to developing social enterprises, young people are steering their own futures.
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  • Understanding China through education

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    by User Not Found | Oct 05, 2021
    Australia’s changing and challenging relationship with China needs far more – not less – China literacy in our schools.
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  • We are crossing borders…or are we?

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    by User Not Found | Aug 30, 2021
    Ideas that the ‘uniqueness’ of study abroad programs lies in developing ‘global competence’ or providing cultural and language ‘immersion’ has been critiqued as goals that lack definition. In a COVID19 world, in which international travel is limited and border crossings are increasingly rare, education institutions have an opportunity to redefine international education and global competence.
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  • A Letter to Australia: The Asia-literacy conversation we’re not having

    A letter to Australia: The Asia-literacy conversation we're not having
    by User Not Found | May 20, 2021
    A new draft Australian Curriculum has been released for debate. In this open letter, Asia education expert Hamish Curry argues it is time for a genuine focus on how the education system facilitates Asian engagement at a time when our Asia literacy is falling to critical lows.
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  • Creativity and Crisis: Teaching Indonesian in Australian Schools

    by User Not Found | Mar 18, 2021
    Without Indonesian language skills and intercultural capability, Australians will struggle to navigate their relationship with one of Asia’s key players.
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  • Looking to Languages: New opportunities right on our doorstep

    by User Not Found | Feb 25, 2021
    As Australia adjusts to life in a new ‘COVID-normal’ in 2021, the realisation that the ways people around the world communicate, interact and collaborate has irrevocably changed, provides a timely impetus to pause and reflect what this means for languages.
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  • Navigating Intercultural Learning

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    by User Not Found | Jan 29, 2021
    Reaffirming the AEF's commitment to creating shared learning opportunities in education across Australia and Asia-Pacific, AEF Executive Director Hamish Curry shares the new AEF Strategy 2020-2023.
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  • A wiser world

    A wiser world
    by User Not Found | Jan 29, 2021
    2020 has been the most explicit example of ‘yin and yang’ – the ancient Chinese philosophy of dualism, where positive and negative forces flow with one another. Together they generate the kind of wisdom needed to understand the global perspectives of 2020. Read AEF Executive Director, Hamish Currys' 2020 year in Review.
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