BRIDGE Teacher Scholarship and BRIDGE 10th Anniversary

29 August 2017

  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: University of Melbourne
Students in a classroom.
Photo: Ms Enik Yuniasih from SMK Negeri 2 Pangkalan Bun with students from St Monica's College, VIC during her homestay as part of the 2016, Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program. (Credit: Asia Education Foundation)

Project description

The Australia–Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program connects Indonesian and Australian teachers, students and school communities. BRIDGE is a whole school professional learning program that builds teacher and student global capabilities through school partnerships that develop intercultural understanding, improve language abilities, enhance technology skills, and establish a community of learners. To date, the program has grown to include over 600 teachers establishing 148 school partnerships between Indonesia and Australia.

In 2017, as part of this immersive professional learning program, Australian teachers will have the opportunity to apply for one of fifty-five scholarships to travel to Indonesia and consolidate their partnership.

In Indonesia, the Australian teachers will take part in a three-day tailored professional learning program in to strengthen their skills and knowledge in key areas to improve education outcomes. These sessions will address the focus areas of global competencies, digital capability and intercultural understanding.

Australian teachers will participate in a school and homestay visit with their partner schools across Indonesia. Teachers will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in Indonesian culture and observe local education practice first-hand at their partner school. This experience will also support Indonesian teachers to build intercultural understanding and share teaching practice with their counterparts.

Key dates

Media release for applications opening, Australia/Online, 26/06/2017 to 26/06/2017

Promotion of scholarships to Australian BRIDGE teachers, Australia/Online, 03/07/2017 to 31/08/2017

AEF eNews, Australia/Online, 11/07/2017 to 11/07/2017

Access Asialink eNews, Australia/Online, 28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

First Scholarship Visit - September-October holidays, Australia/Online, 30/09/2017 to 02/10/2017

Media release to announce cohort one participants, Australia/Online, 06/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

Second Scholarship Visit - September-October holidays, Australia/Online, 06/01/2018 to 14/01/2018

AEF eNews, Australia/Online, 06/02/2018 to 06/02/2018

Access Asialink eNews, Australia/Online, 28/02/2018 to 28/02/2018

Media release to announce cohort two participants, Australia/Online, 15/01/2018 to 15/01/2018

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $110,000.00 (GST in addition)
  • Total project value: $3,593,294.00
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Last Updated: 1 August 2018