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HarvestEd content will be broken into four distinct phases of learning. Learning activities are structured with these 4 phases as overarching themes. Students will explore those four phases through the course of the 5 day program: 

Past, Present and Future Farming: Participants will look at the past, present and future of agriculture in Victoria, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. They will focus on agricultural trends and predictions, including new technologies and innovations such as Precision Technology, Vertical Farming, Bio-Science, Robots and Drones. 

Connecting Communities: Participants will examine Victoria’s connection to the world, including its biggest agricultural imports and exports and trading partners, particularly those in the Asia region. They will hear from industry experts and have the opportunity to ask them questions.  

Seeding Change: Participants will identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that exist in the agricultural industry. They will explore big questions such as: 'By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet?' 

Harvesting Potential: Using design thinking, participants will prototype solutions to issues, which may include population growth, scarcity of natural resources, climate change and food security and wastage, all helping you make better sense of this interdependent world by fostering awareness and action on global citizenship. 

Presenters

2016 AEF Autumn School

Sydney/Melbourne

  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Keynote


Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



Panel


Dr Kathleen Turner

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute


Mr Mohamad Abdalla

Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)


Mr Aaron Seeto

Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW


Mr Keith Shangare

Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland


Presentation


Dr Indigo Willing OAM

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


Workshop


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding




Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks



Who

Years 7-10 from across Victoria, particularly students from regional and rural.
Up to 10 students from each school

When

5 full-day online workshops delivered across 5 consecutive days at the end of Term Three and Term Four 2022. 

Where

Delivered fully online for ease of access and to remove barriers.

Cost

Participation in this program is free for all schools in Victoria thanks to support from The William Buckland Foundation.


For more information, please email aef-supprot@asialink.unimelb.edu.au.


Watch this short summary video from the 2021 Queensland HarvestED face-to-face program.



For more information please contact HarvestEd Program Coordinator, Brendan Hitchens, on b.hitchens@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 3590.


William Buckland Foundation

This program is funded by the William Buckland Foundation.

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