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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. 


Program Structure

This program will total 20 hours of professional learning and aligns to the AITSL standards. Participants will be provided with evidence of program completion for their records. 

Chinese language ability is not a requirement for Australian teachers to take part in this program, although it can offer added learning outcomes. However, sound English capability is required by Chinese teachers to participate in the program. 

Cohort 2 will begin on 27th February 2023.

The professional learning program includes: 

  • nine x 90-minute online workshops;

  • one online half-day ‘design sprint’ designing a collaborative student learning initiative focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;

  • a whole-school engagement approach incorporating; a school leaders round table, teacher professional learning program and a student challenge;

  • a collaborative school partnership student initiative; 

  • design thinking methodologies, digital pedagogies and inquiry learning approaches; and

  • intercultural Learning frameworks, Global Citizenship frameworks and Global Competence frameworks.

Digital BRIDGE will be delivered in two cohorts: cohort one in October to December 2022 and cohort two in February to May 2023.  

In 2023 (cohort 2), 20 Australian schools and 20 schools from across China (including Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools) will be selected to participate. Participating schools can allocate one (1) to two (2) teachers to participate in the professional learning program - ideally two (2) teachers per school.

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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