I have been lucky enough to gain a NSW DET scholarship to vist China, as part of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP), next school holidays.
- enhance NSW DET teachers’ knowledge and understanding of China, its people, country, contribution to world civilisation, history and future
- improve and enrich teaching and learning about Shanghai, China, and the Asian Region, in the school curriculum
- develop formal and informal education partnerships between Shanghai and NSW DET schools and teachers
It is intended that participants of the Shanghai TEV will, by the end of the program:
- identify and analyse issues or events in China that have current interest and relevance
- critically analyse the perspectives from which these events and issues are being reported
- counter stereotypical views of Chinese peoples, culture, society and organisations
Now that you know the broad objectives of the 10 day visit, English teachers, and others, what suggestions have you for a ‘unit of work’, derived from my experiences in Shanghai, that would truly be exciting for students and their teachers? How should it be delivered? What tools? What content? What angles can you think of that will excite?
Of course, I have a a few ideas already to pursue and am particularly interested in visual literacy (Nikon D90 and lenses will be handy at all times).
I am particularly excited to be travelling to a city that is a truly global hub of fashion, industry and finance with such technologically savvy residents. From what I already know, it seems Sydney could learn a great deal about how to actually deliver on rail infrastructure from the Shanghainese.
I am also very excited to have the opportunity to attend World Expo 2010.
Image credit: TEV Program Cover
Image credit: The wonderful shot featured, of Shanghai at night, is courtesy of latigi