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  • Prejudice Going Viral

    by User Not Found | Feb 03, 2020
    In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus, Education Coordinator Brendan Hitchens shares his thoughts on the importance of critical thinking in the information age. Enabling students to differentiate between fact and fiction, respectfully challenge information in the media, and debate complex cultural topics with confidence, this is an essential component of life.
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  • China – the complexity of collaboration

    by User Not Found | Jan 30, 2020
    In the wake of the Coronavirus, and while we will continue to monitor the challenges of travel to China during these warnings, AEF Executive Director says 'this doesn’t mean we will stop exploring ways to develop the understanding and empathy to open up rich opportunities for collaboration and equip Australians for a positive future'.
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  • Eyes on the horizon

    by User Not Found | Nov 01, 2019
    'We need to do more for intercultural learning' writes AEF Executive Director, Hamish Curry in response to the recently drafted National Declaration on Education. If we want to address negative  stereotypes and prejudice in education and society, we have a responsibility to equip our young people with greater skills in empathy and respect; our world needs it.  
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  • Transformative learning through extracurricular activities

    by User Not Found | Jul 31, 2019
    As Australia’s engagement with Asia and the world continues to grow, more and more global opportunities will arise for our young people. AEF Education Consultant, Dr Genevieve Hall, explores the importance for young Australians to build the rich fabric of social cohesion locally and globally through immersive extracurricular activities.
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  • Making S P A C E

    by User Not Found | Jun 28, 2019
    Executive Director, Hamish Curry, was recently extended an invitation to head into S P A C E. Convened by Cj Holden, Holly Ransom, and Adam Ferrier, the simple construct of this two-day intensive was to bring together ‘unlikely people and unexpected conversations’. Read Mr Curry's reflections.
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  • Shifting the way we think about our world

    by User Not Found | May 30, 2019
    Director, Kathe Kirby shares her comments on the new Australian Government PNGAus Connect initiative. A unique opportunity for Australian secondary schools to partner high performing Papua New Guinean secondary schools throughout 2019-2020. 'This initiative will strengthen relationships between Papua New Guinean and Australian secondary schools to build twenty-first-century capabilities and deepen people-to-people links' said Ms Kirby.
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  • Education for humans in an AI world

    Education for humans in an AI world
    by User Not Found | Apr 03, 2019
    As technology increasingly shapes our world, education needs to incorporate global competence with a focus on human interactions and intercultural understanding.
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  • Linking the world to world-class education

    by User Not Found | Dec 17, 2018
    Every school, at the core of its ambition as a learning community strives to be outstanding. No other phrase reflects this aspiration more than schools pursuing a ‘world-class education'. Executive Director, Hamish Curry reviews the work of the Asia Education Foundation in 2018 and its new strategic direction.
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  • Creating Ripples of Learning in China

    Creating Ripples
    by User Not Found | May 31, 2018
    While Australia wrestles with committing to recommendations in the Gonski report on education, China is embracing student-driven learning, improving rural education and bridging the tech-divide.
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  • I saw the future

    by User Not Found | Apr 30, 2018
    Director, Kathe Kirby shares her comments on the new Gonski 2.0 report which identifies the priority for Australian schools to equip every child to be a creative, connected and engaged learner in a fast changing world.
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