The Saudi Cultural Mission in Canberra and the University of Melbourne are pleased to organise the first Saudi – Australian forum on professional development of teachers on Thursday 29 November 2018 at the University of Melbourne – Kwong Lee Dow Building.

In October 2017, four universities composed of Griffith University, the University of Queensland, Monash University and the University of Melbourne were successful bidders to deliver a program entitled “Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion – BLCSI program” for the Saudi Ministry of Education.

The BLCSI is a one year teacher professional program designed by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, and delivered by the four universities has greatly contributed to the vision and strategy of the Ministry of Education in advancing the knowledge and transforming the practice of the Saudi education professionals through university-guided immersion at the Australian schools. This forum will discuss policy and practice recommendations for the BLCSI program under the following themes:

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  • Building teacher collaboration at school level
  • Developing authentic, active and inclusive teaching and learning schools
  • Learning for the future – technology focus
  • Thinking big – a vision for strengthening ELT outcomes in Saudi Arabia[/box]

The forum will be concluded by having an academic panel discussion under the theme “Leading system change”. The following four academics will be part of this discussion:

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Dr. Gosia Klatt – The University of Melbourne

Assoc Prof. Libby Tudball – Monash University

Dr. Kay Hartwig – Griffith University

Dr. Philippa Coleman – The University of Queensland[/box]

For further information, please click here to see the flyer.