Building BRIDGES
Episode 4 - The Field of Action

Episode 4 - The Field of Action

February 28, 2022

Central to many international connections including BRIDGE Partnerships is the capacity to spend time in-country and experience the culture and daily life of your partner teacher and school.

 

Like many organisations in 2020, AEF pivoted all program activities to virtual as and such, 30 BRIDGE Partnerships have never met in person and have built their connections virtually. A huge success of 2020 and 2021, Sapna Bakshi from Suncity School in India and Daniel McCaughney from Traralgon College, in eastern Victoria provide an example of this as they discuss how they built their partnership online.

 

We also speak to Chris Higgins, AEF’s Manager of Education Design about digital pedagogy and about how AEF supports teachers to use digital tools in their partnerships. 

Episode 4 - The Field of Action (Preview)

Episode 4 - The Field of Action (Preview)

February 25, 2022

Central to many international connections including BRIDGE Partnerships is the capacity to spend time in-country and experience the culture and daily life of your partner teacher and school.

Like many organisations in 2020, AEF pivoted all program activities to virtual as and such, 30 BRIDGE Partnerships have never met in person and have built their connections virtually. A huge success of 2020 and 2021, Sapna Bakshi from Suncity School in India and Daniel Mc Caughney from Traralgon College, in eastern Victoria provide an example of this as they discuss how they built their partnership online.

We also speak to Chris Higgins, AEF’s Manager of Education Design about digital pedagogy and about how AEF supports teachers to use digital tools in their partnerships. 

Episode 3 - Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind

Episode 3 - Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind

February 21, 2022

The impact of COVID-19 has brought into the spotlight the importance of teacher and student wellbeing. In this episode, we speak to teachers from SMP Progressif Bumi Shalawat school in Indonesia and Mercy College in Melbourne about the exchanges that have taken place between their schools and about how student wellbeing became a feature of their partnership. 

We also talk to Indonesian academic Dr Tina Dahlan from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia about wellbeing, as well as the positive effects mindfulness can have for teachers and students. 

Episode 3 - Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind (Preview)

Episode 3 - Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind (Preview)

February 18, 2022

The impact of COVID-19 has brought into the spotlight the importance of teacher and student wellbeing. In this episode, we speak to teachers from SMP Progressif Bumi Shalawat school in Indonesia and Mercy College in Melbourne about the exchanges that have taken place between their schools and about how student wellbeing became a feature of their partnership. 

We also talk to Indonesian academic Dr Tina Dahlan from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia about wellbeing, as well as the positive effects mindfulness can have for teachers and students. 

Episode 2 - A Mirror, A Window

Episode 2 - A Mirror, A Window

February 14, 2022

In this episode, we speak to teachers from Khamthieng Anussorn School, Thailand and Marrickville Public School in Sydney about how their BRIDGE School Partnership uses the arts and creativity to connect their students and promote intercultural understanding

Later in the episode, we speak to host the ABC TV’s Art Works program, Namila Benson about the importance of the arts in intercultural understanding, as well as meet Sarah Fang-Ning Lin & Lily Feiner from the National Gallery of Victoria’s Learn team, who speak to us about the ways they support teachers incorporating art into their classrooms.

Episode 2 - A Mirror, A Window (Preview)

Episode 2 - A Mirror, A Window (Preview)

February 11, 2022

The sharing of culture, stories and art is central to building authentic international connections and provides fun and meaningful ways to connect classrooms.  

In this episode, we speak to Maytawadee Wongsunthon from Khamthieng Anussorn School, Thailand and Andrew Kell from Marrickville Public School in Sydney about how their BRIDGE School Partnership uses the arts and creativity to connect their students and promote intercultural understanding 

Later in the episode, we speak to host the ABC TV’s Art Works program, Namila Benson about the importance of the arts in intercultural understanding, as well as meet Sarah Fang-Ning Lin & Lily Feiner from the National Gallery of Victoria’s Learn team, who speak to us about the ways they support teachers incorporating art into their classrooms.

Episode 1 - Toku Fale

Episode 1 - Toku Fale

February 7, 2022

In the first episode of the second series of Building BRIDGES, Hamish Curry talks about how the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals support BRIDGE school partnerships.

We also speak to Jack Treby from Indooroopilly State High School in Queensland and Tavau Aloseta from Fetuvalu Secondary School in Tuvalu about their partnerships and how the Sustainable Development goals underpin their work.

 

Episode 1 - Toku Fale (Preview)

Episode 1 - Toku Fale (Preview)

February 7, 2022

In the first episode of the second series of Building BRIDGES, former AEF Executive Director Hamish Curry talks about the importance of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in education priorities and in-classroom application across the Asia-Pacific region and for BRIDGE School Partnerships 

Looking at an Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnership, Jack Treby from Indooroopilly State High School in Queensland and Tavau Aloseta from Fetuvalu Secondary School in Tuvalu discuss their 2021 BRIDGE Partnerships and how the Sustainable Development goals underpin their work including in areas of student leadership, global connections and sustainability.  

Utilising a traditional Tuvaluan phrase meaning my home/my house, ‘Toku Fale’ is the name of the initial BRIDGE Partnership activity and is central to the partnership in exchange of Australian and Tuvaluan cultures.  

Episode 4 - Places They Wouldn’t Have Gone Otherwise

Episode 4 - Places They Wouldn’t Have Gone Otherwise

November 22, 2020

Simon Rilua, Principal of Mercy School in Honiara, Solomon Islands and St Edmund College, Canberra teacher Leigh Southwell built their professional relationship on collaboration. In this episode, we hear about how they work together and about how Simon’s visit to Donella Walker's geography class at St Edmund's College inspired an investigation into the water issues in Honiara. 

Episode 4 - They Wouldn’t Have Gone Otherwise (Preview)

Episode 4 - They Wouldn’t Have Gone Otherwise (Preview)

November 18, 2020

Enjoy the preview for Episode 4 of BuildingBRIDGES: They Wouldn't Have Gone Otherwise with Australia-Pacific BRIDGE educators from St Edmund's College, Canberra and Mercy Christian School, Honiara discussing how collaboration underpins their partnership and how Simon Rilaua's from Mercy Christian School visit to a geography class in Canberra inspired an investigation into the water issues in Honiara.

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