1.4.4. China engagement and student experience in the Victorian and South Australian school sector 

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 2:25PM - 3:40PM
Location: R5

Session Type: Thematic session

Chair: Mr Rongyu Li, Executive Director International, RMIT University (Australia)

Victorian Young Leaders to China Program – internationalising Victorian schooling (1166)

Schools in Victoria are being challenged to put global thinking at the heart of their teaching to ensure students are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Supporting principals, teachers and students to think globally and help prepare students for living and working in a globalised world drives the work of the International Education Division within the Department of Education and Training. The focus of this presentation will be one of the flagship student mobility initiatives, the Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC) Program, which is in its second year of implementation. The program gives students, teachers and school leaders the opportunity to be part of a life-changing international education experience and to develop their Asia-readiness. The program is designed to provide this opportunity to 1500 Victorian Year 9 students who will travel to China over a five-year period from 2014.

Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): SCH

Mrs Concetta Andreana, Manager, Internationalising Education Unit, Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Australia