National Symposium on the Future of Australia-China School Partnerships

In 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.

This Symposium 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.

IEAA is now seeking session proposals for this event. We’re interested in hearing about best practice examples of Australia-China school partnerships across curriculum design and delivery; sister school, state and city partnerships; student mobility and virtual mobility programs, languages education, intercultural learning and global citizenships; and schools leadership and professional development. It is envisaged that sessions within the Symposium will:

  • Be between 30 mins (minimum) and 60 minutes (maximum) duration. Please include the proposed duration of your session within your proposal.
  • Be presented by a minimum of two and a maximum of four presenters. IEAA seeks balanced and diverse panels, with representation from both Australia and China.

Session proposals will be accepted until 25 February 2024.

If you have any questions about the Symposium, or about the session proposal process, please contact IEAA’s Research Manager, Dr Kirrilee Hughes.


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Supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.