Study Tour for School Leaders
Since 2008 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide has organised annual Study Tours to China for leaders in primary and high schools.
The tours aim to expose principals, deputies and other senior staff to the changing face of contemporary China, and by doing so highlight the importance of providing Australian students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with the country in the future.
In 2013 the Confucius Institute's Study Tour for School Leaders will take place from 15-27 April, visiting Shanghai, Shandong and Beijing.
Further details are available in the Study Tour Flyer.
Registrations for the 2013 Study Tour for School Leaders have now closed as we have reached the maximum number of participants . If you would like to express your interest in participating in the 2014 Study Tour please contact the Confucius Institute via the contact details below.
Feedback from Mr Paul Wilson, Principal, Golden Grove High School and participant in 2011 tour:
Just being able to be immersed in the country for a short period was immensely enriching for me – I learnt so much by keeping my eyes open and simply observing. It was so good to have the immersion ‘softened’ and supported by being part of this tour group. Although I am not a great one for wandering around museums and shrines and places of significance I did enjoy all of the visits that the itinerary provided – this gave me a rich perspective on the traditions and proud history of the country and the value the Chinese place on preserving this in the face of the modernisation and enormous change the country is going through. I know that on this visit I only touched the ‘tip of the iceberg’. China is an enormous country with many diverse regions and all with their traditions and customs and history. I want to return to China and see more of it – this trip has whetted my appetite for this.
|The trip has re-affirmed my belief that it is so important in today’s global economy and world to give the young people in our schools a sense of the traditions and culture and differences from other parts of the world away from what they know in Australia. Cultural understanding and respectful perspectives about other places and other people will continue to be a high priority for the learning of the young people in the schools that I lead. This learning is facilitated by travel and visits and by the study of languages other than English.|
For more information, please contact:
Dr Glen Stafford
Executive Officer, Confucius Institute
Level 4, Wills Building, The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 5819 Fax: +61 8 8313 0005