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Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Project (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement)<br />
Project Partners<br />
Project Supporters<br />
Project Goals<br />to increase Indonesian teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary Australia<br />
Project Goals<br />to increase Australian teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of Indonesia, particularly t...
Project Goals<br />to support foreign language acquisition in Indonesian and Australian schools<br />
Project Goals<br /><ul><li> to support ten BEP (Basic Education Program) schools to acquire Internet technologies and unde...
For participating Indonesian teachers and schools:<br />increased understanding of contemporary Australian culture, societ...
For all participants:<br />support for ongoing school linkages between Indonesia and Australia to expand the benefits of t...
Project Model<br />The BRIDGE Project occurs in four phases:<br />Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project with basic IT...
Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project<br />
Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project<br />
Phase 2 – Professional Learning Program <br />For Australians<br />Three to four day program in Melbourne with Indonesian ...
Phase 2 – Professional Learning Program <br />For Indonesians<br />three-week program in Australia for Indonesian teachers...
Phase 3 - School Engagement<br />
www.bridge.edu.au<br />
Collaborative Activities<br />Getting Started<br />A Life Well Lived<br /><ul><li>Animal Mania
My Place, Your Place
The Not So Lonely Planet Guide
People Patterns
Making a Difference
Let’s Celebrate!
Building BRIDGEs Anthology</li></li></ul><li>
Wikis provide a collaborative space<br />whereby contributors can participate <br />together in the building of informatio...
Phase 4 - Small Grants to Australian Schools<br />The Australia-Indonesia Institute will offer small grants (up to $5,000)...
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  • Link Indonesian and Australian schools for long-term sustainable engagement BRIDGE Project implemented over three years (from 2008-2010) Will involve 92 Australian and 92 Indonesian educators (184 in total) 41 Australian schools nationally 41 Indonesian schools from five regions: West Nusa TenggaraEast JavaBaliWest KalimantanSouth Sulawesi
  • Diagrammatic view of the relationships between all the parties involved in the BRIDGE Project.
  • Procurement of computer hardware and in some cases, electricity and phone lines, provided to BEP schools.
  • For participating Australian teachers and schools:increased knowledge and understanding about Indonesia in Australian schools - specifically the understanding of religion in Indonesia and Indonesian traditional and contemporary culture, society and historyincreased support and interest in Indonesian language programs in Australian schools strengthened intercultural understanding between Indonesia and Australia, including overcoming stereotypes about Islam in Indonesia that may exist among Australian teachers, students and their school communities improved professional capacity to support implementation of Internet-based collaborative learning increased uptake of the National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia in Australian Schools, endorsed by Federal and State Ministers of Education in 2005
  • For participating Indonesian teachers and schools:increased understanding of contemporary Australian culture, society and historyimproved professional capacity to support implementation of new curriculum requirements in schools in Indonesia through the development of English language skills, new pedagogical practices and Internet-based collaborative learning strengthened intercultural understanding between Indonesia and Australia, including overcoming stereotypes about Australia that may exist among Indonesian teachers, students and their school communities opportunities for Indonesian schools to establish local learning clusters that support project goals
  • IT training to equip Indonesian teachers for participation in phase two and three of the project.
  • preparation for travel to Australiaunderstanding of the BRIDGE Projectdeveloping regional support networks with fellow participants
  • During the three to fourday professional learning program includes workshops on:cross-cultural understandingthe use of new technologies in the classroomtools to support online collaborationDuring the homestay Australian schools will have opportunities to:learn about Indonesian society and culturesupport their Indonesian language programgain an understanding of contemporary religion in Indonesialearn about current Indonesian pedagogical practicesparticipate in ICT and online collaborative learning training in Melbourne;further their knowledge of ICT in the classroombuild professional and personal networks with Indonesian educators and schools.Plan for online engagement and collaborative activities with Indonesian counterparts
  • During the five-day professional learning program includes workshops on:Australian society, culture and historycross-cultural understandingthe use of new technologies in the classroomtools to support online collaborationDuring homestay, Indonesian participants will have opportunities to:learn about Australian society and culturefurther their English language skillsshare insights into religion in Indonesiagain an understanding of Australian pedagogical practices further their knowledge of ICT in the classroombuild professional and personal networks with Australian educators and schoolsplan for online engagement and collaborative activities with Australian counterparts
  • Opportunities to work on joint collaborative activitiesLearn about each otherShare professional experiencesOpen your students to contemporary Indonesia
  • a bilingual website of online resources and training materialssupport school partnerships and longer term engagementA suite of online collaborative activities, have been developed to support teachers in their ongoing engagement. to support engagement and tailored to suit a variety of school / classroom teacher needs
  • The platform for interaction between the partner schools is wikispaces.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Institute will offer small grants (up to $5,000) to Australian schools to support the implementation of school partnerships for fostering ongoing links between Indonesian and Australian school communities. This phase will be available 8 months after the initial visit of the Indonesian educators.
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    1. 1. Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Project (Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement)<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3. Project Partners<br />
    4. 4. Project Supporters<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Project Goals<br />to increase Indonesian teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary Australia<br />
    7. 7. Project Goals<br />to increase Australian teachers’ and students’ knowledge and understanding of Indonesia, particularly the role of religion in contemporary Indonesian society<br />
    8. 8. Project Goals<br />to support foreign language acquisition in Indonesian and Australian schools<br />
    9. 9. Project Goals<br /><ul><li> to support ten BEP (Basic Education Program) schools to acquire Internet technologies and undertake basic training related to their usage</li></li></ul><li>Outcomes<br />For participating Australian teachers and schools:<br />increased knowledge and understanding about Indonesia in Australian school<br />increased support and interest in Indonesian language programs in Australian schools <br />strengthened intercultural understanding between Indonesia and Australia<br />improved professional capacity to support implementation of Internet-based collaborative learning <br />increased uptake of the National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia in Australian Schools<br />
    10. 10. For participating Indonesian teachers and schools:<br />increased understanding of contemporary Australian culture, society and history<br />improved professional capacity<br />strengthened intercultural understanding between Indonesia and Australia<br />opportunities for Indonesian schools to establish local learning clusters that support project goals<br />
    11. 11. For all participants:<br />support for ongoing school linkages between Indonesia and Australia to expand the benefits of the project beyond the individuals who participate to include other teachers, their students and school communities in both countries.<br />
    12. 12. Project Model<br />The BRIDGE Project occurs in four phases:<br />Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project with basic IT training, pre-departure support and mentoring<br />Phase 2 – Professional Learning Program for Indonesian teachers in Australia and joint training with their Australian partners<br />Phase 3 - School Engagementaimed to build Australian and Indonesian sister-school partnerships<br />Phase 4 - Small Grants to Australian Schoolsto support ongoing engagement<br />
    13. 13. Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project<br />
    14. 14. Phase 1 – Preparing for the BRIDGE Project<br />
    15. 15. Phase 2 – Professional Learning Program <br />For Australians<br />Three to four day program in Melbourne with Indonesian partners<br />two-week school and homestay program <br />
    16. 16. Phase 2 – Professional Learning Program <br />For Indonesians<br />three-week program in Australia for Indonesian teachers <br />five-day professional learning program<br />two-week school and homestay program <br />two-day debriefing program in Sydney<br />
    17. 17. Phase 3 - School Engagement<br />
    18. 18. www.bridge.edu.au<br />
    19. 19. Collaborative Activities<br />Getting Started<br />A Life Well Lived<br /><ul><li>Animal Mania
    20. 20. My Place, Your Place
    21. 21. The Not So Lonely Planet Guide
    22. 22. People Patterns
    23. 23. Making a Difference
    24. 24. Let’s Celebrate!
    25. 25. Building BRIDGEs Anthology</li></li></ul><li>
    26. 26. Wikis provide a collaborative space<br />whereby contributors can participate <br />together in the building of information<br />in one website. Individuals work <br />together and often work on the same <br />content. <br />
    27. 27. Phase 4 - Small Grants to Australian Schools<br />The Australia-Indonesia Institute will offer small grants (up to $5,000) to Australian schools to: <br />support the implementation of school partnerships<br />foster ongoing links between Indonesian and Australian school communities<br />available 8 months after the professional learning program in Australia<br />
    28. 28. School’s role<br />An Australian school participating in the BRIDGE Projectagrees to:<br />be committed to working with an Indonesian partner for at least one year following the visit to Australia through online collaborative activities<br />support two teachers’ full participation in the BRIDGE Project, including:<br /> Attending 3-4 day professional learning program in Melbourne<br />Developing and implementing online collaborative activities and curriculum in classrooms<br />Promoting the BRIDGE Project to colleagues to further engagement with their Indonesian partner school<br />have access to suitable hardware, software and regular access to the Internet<br />have an interest in furthering or including ICT in the school curriculum. <br />
    29. 29. Teachers’ role<br />have an interest in Indonesia<br />attend a 3-4day professional learning program in Melbourne<br />host an Indonesian partner for two-weeks<br />undertake at least three online collaborative activities (including a ‘Getting Started’ activity) over the following 12 months<br />contribute to the ‘BRIDGE Anthology’<br />be open to learning new teaching methodologies and using new practices in the classroom<br />promote the BRIDGE Project to colleagues to further engagement with the Indonesian partner school<br />
    30. 30. Some examples of current partnerships<br />http://partnershipfifteen.bridge.wikispaces.net/<br />http://partnershiptwentyeight.bridge.wikispaces.net/<br />http://partnershipone.bridge.wikispaces.net/<br />
    31. 31. Applications for Round Two of the BRIDGE Project will be released in September 2009<br />For further information visit www.bridge.edu.au or email bridge@asialink.unimelb.edu.au<br />
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