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Report
Internationalising Education
through the cross curriculum
priority of Asia
Learning from the L21CSV program
Lindy Stirling – Internationalising Education Unit, DEECD
Victoria’s vision for
internationalising schools
•our students are globally competent, inter culturally
aware and connected with others as responsible local
and global citizens; they are well-prepared to thrive in a
global society and work in a global economy;
•our education system is an international leader, our
education professionals collaborate with and learn from
the best, and education contributes to Victoria’s
international capability and reputation.
Victoria’s School Reforms
Towards Victoria as a Learning Community
• Professional trust and practice
– clear expectations and professional practice
• Autonomy
– curriculum
• Accountability
• Quality and evidence-based support
– tools and models
• Partnerships that support effective learning
– Asia engaged - EMR
Victoria’s School Reforms
Vision for Languages Education
• Long term commitment
• Introduce compulsory languages
education for all government school
students from Prep to Year 10 by 2025.
Context: DEECD Strategic Plan 2013-17
• Lead the internationalisation of the Victorian school education
system.
Early
Childhood and
School
Education
Group
International
Division
• Promote Victorian Government schools as the preferred
destination for international students.
• Establish and support education partnerships and exchanges
with overseas governments, jurisdictions and institutions and
• Ensure school education is a key component within Victorian
Government international engagement initiatives.
Context: Internationalising education activities
• International Student Program
• Languages Program
• Sister School Program
• Bilingual program
• Internationalisation of the school
curriculum
• Language Assistant Program
• Student mobility and exchange programs
• Overseas teacher and student
study tours (to Victoria)
• Teacher mobility and exchange programs
such as the International Teaching
Fellowship Program (ITF)
• Internationalising education in
school strategic plans and vision
statements
• Leading 21st Century Schools Victoria: • Community service projects with an
international focus or dimension
Engage with Asia Program
• Access Asia Schools initiative
• Council of International Schools
(CIS) accreditation
• International Baccalaureate
• BRIDGE Program
• School-based language centre
• School-based cultural programs
and activities
• Hosting of overseas delegations
• International collaborative learning
projects
Context: Australian curriculum
Learning Areas: English, History, Science, Maths
General Capabilities:
Cross Curriculum Priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander history and culture
Asia and Australia’s
engagement with Asia
Sustainability
A snapshot
Systemic and professional association participation
• Strong systemic support and participation across the three sectors.
• The Victorian principals associations continue to provide a high level of
commitment, advocacy and participation in the project.
• 20% of all Government schools, 13% of Catholic schools, 8% of
Independent schools and 17% of all Victorian schools are engaged
with the L21CSV project. The 5 cohorts now total 376 principals
extending to over 17,000 teachers whose influence extends to nearly
295,000 students.
Training and support for principals
• A 1½ day training forum delivered to principals received ‘excellent’
evaluations
• A further ½ day training and reporting forum for principals also
received 100% positive ‘effective’ or ‘highly effective’ evaluation
responses.
A snapshot from Round 3
Teacher capacity building
• The level of teacher expertise in studies of Asia has nearly trebled in
Round Three schools.
• The project has resulted in a significant increase in the inclusion of
Asia across the curriculum.
• The majority of principals have supported teacher professional
development and resource acquisition.
• 156 teachers representing 78 schools participated in the new
professional development program for curriculum leaders in 2012
• 350 Victorian teachers participated in DEECD led professional
development programs focused on studies of Asia.
Effective investment
• The majority rate the project as highly effective or effective.
• Principals and stakeholders recommend continuation of the project.
A snapshot from Round 3
School policy and support of school communities
• 49% of respondents reported that school policy documents now give
importance to studies of Asia – important in sustainability
• 91% say the L21CSV project is supporting their capacity to deliver
against the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority of Asia.
• 91% report school community support for studies of Asia in curriculum.
Student learning outcomes
• 86% of respondents are aiming for significantly increased rigor and
depth in student learning outcomes related to studies of Asia in 2013.
Support for Asian Languages
• 92% report a positive attitude amongst the school community to the
inclusion of an Asian Language in their schools.
• Significantly, 38% of participating schools have commenced delivery of
an Asian language since joining the project.
Background and
overview
Research and theory of change
5 Step plan
1. Make studies of Asia a priority for school change
2. Provide the school leadership team with a rationale and
implementation strategies for studies of Asia to support
school level decision-making and action
3. Provide a practical model that provides high quality
teacher professional learning
4. Support teachers responsible for in-school or cluster
professional learning with resources to assist
implementation
5. Continue to provide materials and resources for
teachers
Guiding advice
• it must command a high profile and high status thus seek the support and participation of their
professional associations at the national and state
levels.
• It must be supported by high level policy.
• It must recruit principals only
• It must provide opportunities for principals to share
their experience and collaborate.
Outcomes
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Effective cross sector partnership for Asia literacy
Strong advocacy and participation from Victorian principal associations
Provision of PL to principals
Raise awareness in school communities of the importance of Asia literacy
Conduct audits to establish current level of Asia literacy in participating
schools
Schools develop plans to increase Asia literacy
Schools implement plan to increase Asia literacy
Increase in teacher capacity to include studies of Asia in the
curriculum
Evaluation of school achievements
Increased level of teaching/learning resources to support studies of Asia
Building a statewide, cross sector learning community of principals focused
on building Asia literacy in schools.
Longer term impacts
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Increased school communities’ understanding of the importance of Asia
literacy in schools
Asia literacy included in school policy to support a whole school approach and
sustainability
Increased studies of Asia in schools’ curricula
Increased teacher confidence and capacity
Increased capacity of principals to lead change
Increased school capacity to implement the Australian Curriculum’s X-C
priority of Asia & general capability of Intercultural Understanding
Increased levels of student knowledge/ awareness/understanding relating to
Asia
Increased numbers of schools teaching an Asian language
The increasing number of participating Victorian principals is moving
Asia literacy from a peripheral trend into the mainstream education
agenda
Program supports
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Professional development of teachers/curriculum leaders
A dedicated wikispace
Year
Total visits to the
Visits to units of Total visits per
studies of Asia
work wikispace year
wikispace
2009
22,945
4,085
27,030
2010
42,366
6,952
49,318
2011
53,913
15,053
68,966
2012
42,435
18,191
60,626
Connections
L21CSV – enhancing internationalising education,
intercultural understanding and Asia literacy
Monitoring
Degree of depth in student learning outcomes relating to Asia
Response Response Intention
Survey 1
Survey 2
for 2013
No Asia
8%
0%
0%
Festivals flags food
65%
38%
2%
Positive attitudes towards cultures and
21%
53%
72%
6%
9%
26%
people of Asia
Deep learning progressing across the
years
Monitoring
In which curriculum areas is Asia included?
Response
Response
Intention for
survey 1
survey 2
2013
The Arts
48%
85%
86.2%
English
32%
72%
84.5%
The Humanities - all
59%
68%
79.3%
Economics
5%
18%
27.6%
Geography
50%
63%
62.1%
History
36%
53%
67.2%
Languages
36%
52%
67.2%
Mathematics
3%
18%
27.6%
Science
0%
10%
29.3%
None
7%
0%
0%
Monitoring
What is the general level of staff expertise in studies of Asia?
Response survey 1 Response survey 2
High
1%
2%
Medium
26%
72%
Low
73%
26%
Most Significant Change Process
Most Significant Change Process
L21CSV and Internationalising Education
Marlborough Primary
School on the road to
Internationalising
through Asia Literacy.
More information can be found at:
DEECD International Education website at:
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/ma
nagement/Pages/international.aspx
Studies of Asia wikisite at:
• http://studiesofasia.wikispaces.com/L21CSV
where the three reports are located. Case studies,
comments networks and materials connected to
the project are also available on the site.
• Lindy Stirling [email protected] or
telephone 9637 3620

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