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Implications for school education

Towards an Asi a Li terate NSW

11 AUGUST 2014
Further information
Learning and Leadership
NSW Department of Education
and Communities
Phone 9244 5561

May 2014
NSW Department of Education and
This professional learning opportunity is for school leaders and teachers who are
interested in cultivating an Asia literate school. Keynotes will focus on Asia and
Australias engagement with Asia and the skills needed for students to be successful.

Schools will showcase whole-
school approaches to Asia
literacy and innovative
practices in studies of Asia and
Asian languages.

Target audience: school
leaders and teachers

Conference Details:
Monday 11 August 2014
Novotel Brighton Beach
Cost: $100


Keynote Speakers

Jane Hutcheon
J ournalist and host of the ABCs
J ane was based in Asia for many
years as a foreign correspondent,
grew up in Hong Kong and speaks
Mandarin and Cantonese.

James Hudson
Chief Executive Officer, NSW
Branch Australia China Business
Council. J ames has previously been
China and East Asia Advisor at the
Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation.


Towards an Asia Literate NSW:
Implications for school education
Conference program
Monday 11 August 2014, Novotel Brighton Beach.
8:30am - 9:00am Arrival tea and coffee
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote 1: Jane Hutcheon

Jane is an experienced journalist and former foreign correspondent
presents the weekly ABC interview program One Plus One
A perspective of Australia in an Asian economy and the students we
will need to cultivate
10:00am - 11:00am Keynote 2: James Hudson

James is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia China Business
Council's NSW Branch. As part of his role James works with schools
What are businesses looking for in employees to make sure they are
competitive in an Asian market?
11:00 - 11:30am Morning tea
11:30am - 12:20pm Workshop session 1: Whole school Asia Literacy
A number of schools will provide an insight into their whole school
approaches to Asia literacy.
12:20pm - 1:10pm Workshop session 2: Partnerships for Asia Literacy
Two schools will showcase their success in engaging the community
and business to strengthen students understanding of Asian culture
and language.
1:10pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm 2:50pm Workshop session 3: Dr Eeqbal Hassim: Planning for Asia
Dr Eeqbal Hassim is an intercultural educator with curriculum
development and professional learning expertise. He is currently
Senior Manager, Research and Curriculum, at the Asia Education
Foundation (AEF).
Dr Hassim workshops the moral imperative for action and successful
planning for schools.
2:50pm 3:00pm Closing remarks
3:00pm 3:30pm Afternoon tea and networking