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National Symposium on Australia-China School Partnerships

IEAA National Symposium on the future of Australia-China School Partnerships 2024
21 May 2024, Melbourne
Description
On 21 May 2024, IEAA will deliver a ‘National Symposium on the future of Australia-China School Partnerships’. This project has been made possible by a grant from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, through Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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This Symposium aims to strengthen bilateral education connections in the schools sector and will be delivered in a hybrid in-person (from Melbourne), online format. Digital recordings of the event and a follow-up report will be shared publicly through IEAA’s website to capture key learnings and to deepen impact.  

Program

Tuesday 21 May 8:30am - 6:00pm AEST

8:30am  Registration
Session 1 Opening 
Session 2 Digital Partnerships
  Morning Tea 
Session 3 Curriculum Partnerships
Session 4 School-to-school Initiatives 
  Lunch 
Session 5 Sister-state Partnerships
Session 6 Priorities for the future of Australia-China school partnerships
4:30pm Networking at the Chinese Australian History Museum

 

Individual sessions will:

  • Present best-practice case studies of Australia-China school partnerships;
  • Acknowledge existing engagement between Australian and Chinese schools stakeholders and seed new, meaningful connections;
  • Showcase Australian expertise and excellence in international education that enhances our capacity to engage with Chinese schools sector stakeholders; and
  • Celebrate people-to-people experiences in Australia and in China as a catalyst for life-long connections.

Audience

This Symposium is targeted at school stakeholders from Australia and China including:

  • School leaders and educators from government, private and independent schools
  • Government stakeholders
  • Those with general interest in the school sector

Outcomes

Symposium participants will come away with a better understanding of:

  • Existing engagement between Australian and Chinese schools and opportunities to build new connections
  • Best-practice case studies of Australia-China school partnerships
  • People-to-people experiences in Australia and in China that can catalyse life-long connections.  

 

Registration

There is no cost to register for this event due to the generous support we have received from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

We expect demand for this event to be high from IEAA members and other school stakeholders. To ensure that IEAA is able to (1) accommodate as many school stakeholders as  possible and (2) deliver a sustainable event with minimal catering wastage, we ask that: 

  • Only two representatives from a single organisation attend, especially for Victoria-based organisations. If more than two registrations from your organisation are received, we will reach out to you to discuss this and you may be placed on a waiting list.
  • If you register for this event but are no longer able to attend, please contact the IEAA Admin to cancel your registration.
  • If you are based in China and are planning to travel to Melbourne attend this event in-person, please ensure you are first registered for the Symposium. If you require assistance, please contact the IEAA Admin.

 

This event is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

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State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne
21 May 2024
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Event Speakers

Event speaker details will be updated as they are confirmed.
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Abdelhamid Cherragui

Director of Academics of the British and Australian Education Programs
Weiming Education Group

Abdelhamid Cherragui is a passionate global educator with extensive experience in leadership and education across a range of systems. Originally from Morocco, he completed his master’s degree at Grenoble Alpes University in France, in which country he also commenced his teaching career. In 2012, he moved to China and has held several teaching and leadership positions. Currently, he holds the position of Director of Academics of the British and Australian Education Programs at Weiming Education Group, overseeing the curriculum, teaching, and delivery of two international high school qualifications in six different schools across China. He specialises in academic leadership, teacher training, and curriculum development.

Emeline Gillingham

Assistant Manager, International Partnerships
Asia Education Foundation

Emeline is Assistant Manager, International Partnerships at the Asia Education Foundation and has been working in project management and stakeholder engagement in the fields of international education, Australia-Asia engagement, and international affairs for over fifteeen years. Outside of her work, Emeline enjoys reading, travelling, and is learning Mandarin Chinese. She was a delegate of the China-Australia Millennial Project in 2017 and received a Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship to study Mandarin at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, in 2019. In 2020, she graduated from the Asialink Leaders program, as an internal scholarship recipient.

Helen Yang

Senior Lecturer
La Trobe University

Dr Helen Yang is a member of IEAA’s Research Committee and a Senior Lecturer of Accounting at La Trobe Business School. She is passionate about transnational business education in emerging economies, a major source of international students for Australia. Dr Yang has held academic leadership positions at several Australian and Chinese universities and has received multiple prestigious teaching awards, including an Australian Award for University Teaching, for her outstanding contributions to the leadership and scholarship of transnational education. Dr Yang completed her schooling and undergraduate education in China, holds a PhD from Victoria University in Australia and has also completed two masters degrees: an MBA (Accounting) from Victoria University and a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne. As a member of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Dr Yang actively engages with industry and the accounting profession.

Sharon Armstrong

Manager International Education
Department of Education, Victorian Government

Sharon Armstrong is manager of the International Education Division’s Internationalising Education Unit at the Victorian Department of Education. Sharon is passionate about bringing a global learning lens to the curriculum and believes strongly that a globally oriented education system leads to a more inclusive and diverse environment. Sharon has worked in the education sector both as a classroom teacher and at the system level for over 25 years leading change in the areas of school improvement, assessment and pedagogy. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and Education (Melbourne University) and a Master of Evaluation (Melbourne University)

Simone Fuller

Executive Director
DE International, Queensland Government

Simone Fuller is an impassioned educator and experienced educational leader working with students and schools for over 30 years. During this time Simone has worked across a number of secondary schools both in Queensland and internationally. Much of her latter work in Queensland was as Deputy Principal at the Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology, a selective entry International Baccalaureate World School for high achieving students. As Director, of International Student Programs, Education Queensland International from 2019 to 2022, Simone has led development, growth and implementation of international student programs in Queensland state schools. This included the management of international student program operations and strategy, performance and legislative compliance across the state and a complex supply chain and distribution network of the international student programs across Queensland state schools. Simone is now in the Executive Director role of the Department of Education International Queensland, overseeing International Student Programs, International Business and Global Engagement. She is also the Deputy Chair and Queensland representative for the Australian Government Schools International (AGSI) advisory body and a strong advocate of international education in the school sector.

Tom Shugg

Co-founder
Meg Languages

Tom Shugg is the Co-founder of Meg Languages and it was the inspiration that comes with being exposed to other cultures that inspired him to start a company that can advocate for that. Meg’s mission is to leverage technology to create Global Citizens through Language and Intercultural experiences. Tom spent more than a decade living and working in China, he is a fluent Mandarin speaker and prior to starting Meg, worked for the Australian Trade Commission at the Australian Embassy, Beijing.

Virginia Steele

Program Manager in Education Services
SACE Board of South Australia

Virginia Steele is Program Manager in Education Services at the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board of South Australia. She is a highly experienced educator who is passionate about diversity, global perspectives, international education, and working with schools and young people to improve educational systems and student outcomes. Her experience in international education spans thirty years across five countries in academic roles in senior secondary education, system administration, international programs, and managing curriculum transformation. She holds a Master of Leadership in Curriculum and Pedagogy from Monash University, A Graduate Diploma in Education from Adelaide University, Cert IV TESOL, and a Bachelor of Arts International Relations from University of Victoria, Canada.

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National Symposium on Australia-China School Partnerships

On 21 May 2024, IEAA will deliver a ‘National Symposium on the future of Australia-China School Partnerships’. This project has been made possible by a grant from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, through Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This Symposium aims to strengthen bilateral education connections in the schools sector and will be delivered in a hybrid in-person (from Melbourne), online format. Digital recordings of the event and a follow-up report will be shared publicly through IEAA’s website to capture key learnings and to deepen impact.  

Program

Tuesday 21 May 8:30am - 6:00pm AEST

8:30am  Registration
Session 1 Opening 
Session 2 Digital Partnerships
  Morning Tea 
Session 3 Curriculum Partnerships
Session 4 School-to-school Initiatives 
  Lunch 
Session 5 Sister-state Partnerships
Session 6 Priorities for the future of Australia-China school partnerships
4:30pm Networking at the Chinese Australian History Museum

 

Individual sessions will:

  • Present best-practice case studies of Australia-China school partnerships;
  • Acknowledge existing engagement between Australian and Chinese schools stakeholders and seed new, meaningful connections;
  • Showcase Australian expertise and excellence in international education that enhances our capacity to engage with Chinese schools sector stakeholders; and
  • Celebrate people-to-people experiences in Australia and in China as a catalyst for life-long connections.

Audience

This Symposium is targeted at school stakeholders from Australia and China including:

  • School leaders and educators from government, private and independent schools
  • Government stakeholders
  • Those with general interest in the school sector

Outcomes

Symposium participants will come away with a better understanding of:

  • Existing engagement between Australian and Chinese schools and opportunities to build new connections
  • Best-practice case studies of Australia-China school partnerships
  • People-to-people experiences in Australia and in China that can catalyse life-long connections.  

 

Registration

There is no cost to register for this event due to the generous support we have received from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

We expect demand for this event to be high from IEAA members and other school stakeholders. To ensure that IEAA is able to (1) accommodate as many school stakeholders as  possible and (2) deliver a sustainable event with minimal catering wastage, we ask that: 

  • Only two representatives from a single organisation attend, especially for Victoria-based organisations. If more than two registrations from your organisation are received, we will reach out to you to discuss this and you may be placed on a waiting list.
  • If you register for this event but are no longer able to attend, please contact the IEAA Admin to cancel your registration.
  • If you are based in China and are planning to travel to Melbourne attend this event in-person, please ensure you are first registered for the Symposium. If you require assistance, please contact the IEAA Admin.

 

This event is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

When
21/05/2024 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Where
State Library Victoria 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
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