Educating for change: international-mindedness towards Australia's east-side neighbours

Boulard, Florence Monique (2014) Educating for change: international-mindedness towards Australia's east-side neighbours. In: Posters from the Australian International Education Conference. From: AIEC 2014: Australian International Education conference, 7-10 October 2014, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Learning about Australia's neighbours has become a recent government priority that is reflected in the Australian curriculum. The focus is strongly on Asia, but what about Australia's other close neighbours? The results presented are part of the reconnaissance stage of an action research project conducted in schools located in North Queensland, Australia. The project aims to develop a French-language curriculum that focuses on increasing students' 'international-mindedness' towards Australia's East-side neighbours – New-Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and French Polynesia. The data presented in this poster will indicate the levels of knowledge of Australian high school students towards these countries and, based upon these understandings, contribute to the debate about future directions of the curriculum. The future of Australia and its East-side neighbours are interwoven for economic, environmental and social reasons. It is necessary to reimagine how the curriculum connects Australian students with their East-side neighbours.

Item ID: 38743
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: international-mindedness, education, French language pedagogy
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 01:16
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200306 French Language @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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