June 2018


Asia-Informed Student Mobility in the Indo-Pacific Era: Case Studies from Japan 

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is presenting a pre-conference workshop on student mobility at the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2018 conference.

Japan is one of the most popular destinations for New Colombo Plan scholars. Drawing on case studies from the Japan-Australia relationship, the session will focus on challenges, successes, learnings and future possibilities for student mobility initiatives.

This cross-sector forum brings together public, private and tertiary stakeholders—including exchange alumni—to share practical knowledge earned through direct experience with student mobility. The discussion will aim to produce generalisable recommendations of relevance to the broader Asian Studies community, with the goal of enriching exchange between Australia and other nations in the region.

Date: July 2 (Monday)
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Abercrombie Business School, The University of Sydney

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney 
Supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Edith Cowan University and PwC Australia
In cooperation with Asian Studies Association of Australia and The University of Sydney

See website for details.


Teaching Area Studies: Practices and Identities in Context 

This ASAA Pre-Conference half-day workshop invites participants to share how they 'teach' their Area Studies courses. The workshop is targeted, but not limited to courses in which popular culture is featured. By focusing on the themes of practices and identities in context, the workshop aims to identify, evaluate and critique how our various contexts impact on our pedagogical practices and how any impact may have (or not) influenced the enactment of our teacher identities. The workshop is interested in exploring how participants approach their teaching practices and how these approaches have developed over time. The workshop allows space for extensive discussion of how practices are implemented, e.g. by considering the course design process including the formation of learning outcomes and their alignment with assessment, and how context plays a role in the designing of the course. Participants are requested to bring along their course outlines as stimulus materials for discussion with others.

Time: 1 - 4PM
Date: 2 July 2018
Venue: Seminar room 2190, Abercrombie Business School, The University of Sydney

To register for this event please email Dr William Armour: 

International Symposium on Critical Language Education: Call for Registrations 
This year's International Symposium on Critical Language Education will be held from June 30th to July 1st and is now open for registration. The theme is "Language education for social future: Critical content-based instruction". All are welcome, to register see here.


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