Australia-ASEAN Online Youth Forum Three
This year, the Asia Education Foundation in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education International (DE International) will deliver a series of online student programs designed to build the capabilities of young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.
Each program will incorporate a balance of online and offline activities to facilitate collaboration and consensus-building between participants.
Working in partnership with local business, industry, government and community experts, these Go Global programs will provide students with the opportunity to:
- understand the importance of global competencies and Asia capabilities;
- explore future pathways for their higher education and career;
- deepen their understanding of local, regional and global issues and consider their role in taking action in the community; and
- explore opportunities available to young Australians, including scholarships, involvement with youth organisations and government initiatives such as the New Colombo Plan.
The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is an online interactive simulation designed to deepen students’ understanding of Southeast Asia and Australia’s relationship with the region through role-play.
Bringing together more than 72 students, this forum will challenge students to discuss key issues facing Southeast Asia from the perspectives of Australia and the 11 ASEAN Member States. Working in teams of six delegates will present their country position statement, touching on key issues around education, before debating them in more depth to try to reach mutually agreeable solutions through negotiation and consensus building.
More specifically, students will be asked to consider ways to improve the education systems in their countries through the lenses of social equity, economic growth and digital technology, as well as put forward shared strategies for collaboration on these issues (see e.g., ASEAN-Republic of Korea Fund, 2016; Hutt, 2019; Stewart, 2013).
Who: Secondary Queensland State Schools, Years 9-11 students (team of six students per school)
Cost: Participation in these programs is fully funded by Global Opportunities, DE International, for all Queensland State Schools
When: Forum Three – Wednesday October 21, 8:45am-3pm.