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Australia-China Digital BRIDGE

AEF Connect 2016

The Australia-China Digital BRIDGE Program is a collaborative, international,  professional learning partnership program for educators across Australia and China.  The program is an initiative funded by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations and implemented by the Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne. 


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to take part in the Australia-China Digital BRIDGE Program, a nominated teacher must

  1. Be a classroom or subject teacher working directly with classes of students (the principal and vice principal cannot be nominated).

  2. Have a proficient level of digital literacy and computer skills.

  3. Be able to participate in nine 90-minute online workshops and a 3.5 hour design sprint from 27th February to 31st of May each Wednesday from 4pm to 5.30pm (AEDT).  

To be eligible to take part in the Australia-China Digital BRIDGE Program, an Australian school must

  1. Agree to the conditions of participation and be interested in collaborating and partnering with a school in China.

  2. Have suitable hardware, software, internet access and IT support.

  3. Commit to working collaboratively with their Chinese partner school during the program.

  4. Commit to attending the online sessions.

  5. Have approval and supporting evidence from the school principal to participate in the program.

  6. Be able to nominate one to two teachers to participate in the program. 

  7. Teachers can be from any discipline, sector, region and experience level.

  8. Chinese language ability is not a requirement of participation or eligibility. Where two teachers from one school will participate it would be advantageous if one teacher had a level of proficiency. Please note this is not a determining factor of eligibility. 

Applications for 2023 are now closed.


Program Funder

The program is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, University of Melbourne is proud to be a National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grant recipient.

Disclaimer The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government, the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations or The University of Melbourne.

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