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A chance for your school to be funded to build links with Asia

Posted on 8 September 2018
A chance for your school to be funded to build links with Asia

Apply now to be part of one of these generously (full or partly) funded programs and build global competency in your school.

The BRIDGE School Partnerships Program focuses on building teacher capability in the following areas:

  • strengthening intercultural understanding and values
  • building new technology skills for teaching and learning
  • developing sustainable school partnerships; and
  • establishing and supporting a community of learners.

Please note that the BRIDGE School Partnerships Program does not require foreign language capabilities, although this can result in added student outcomes. 
The professional learning element is focused on identifying ways in which BRIDGE collaboration can be built into current teaching practice, and it doesn't require extra-curricular commitment.
Research has shown that of the students who have participated in BRIDGE:

  • 67% strengthened their ICT skills
  • 90% strengthened intercultural understanding
  • 92% expanded their knowledge and awareness of the histories, geographies, literature, arts, and cultures of their partner country
  • 68% strengthened their language skills and had real-life applications for use and practice

You can read about how schools across Australia have benefitted from their BRIDGE School Partnership Program experience here.

This regionally-acclaimed initiative has been:

  • Awarded Best Practice in International Education by the International Education Association of Australia in 2016;
  • Acknowledged as Leading Educational Innovation at the 2012 Education Ministers Biennial National Education Forum; and
  • Shortlisted for the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations - BMW Award for  Intercultural Innovation in 2011.

Should you have any questions about the program or the registration process, please email bridge@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or call +61 3 8344 4800 to speak with a member of our team.

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