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Indonesia From the Ground Up!
Indonesia From the Ground Up! (IFGU) is an initiative funded by the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP). It is designed to provide Australian educatorswith a comprehensive educational experience of Indonesia. It will:
The tour incorporates a variety of activities which should appeal to a broad range of participants. The itinerary has been formulated with an eye to a careful balance of the theoretical and the practical and to providing an experience of Indonesia designed to challenge and confound stereotype and cliché with respect to Australia's near northern neighbour. The tour will bring Indonesia out of the textbook and into participants’ lived experience.
What is included in the study tour?
The study tour is designed for principals, senior school administrators, and liberal arts teachers – teachers of history, geography, arts, business, environment, media, and citizenship – those who have little or no Indonesian language skills. After arrival in Indonesia the group will then travel through Java to Bali. Participants will learn about Indonesia from the ground up through fieldtrips and engagements with local communities, buttressed by lectures and workshops. They will visit educational institutions (schools & universities), research centres, sites of historical, cultural and contemporary significance, a major media company, a wide variety of environmental and community NGOs, artistic organisations, a post-disaster reconstruction project, historic temples, and traditional villages. The tour will introduce Australian teachers to the workplaces of their Indonesian counterparts, with visits to schools in Jakarta, a BRIDGE school in Bali and an Islamic boarding school (pesantren) in Yogyakarta. They will experience first hand the Indonesian school environment.
There will be a balance of academic and ‘hands-on’ experiences, bringing scholarly analysis alive through practical engagement. The group will be supported by an experienced Indonesia-specialist from Australia, and a group of local counterparts in each location (pendamping –usually students from the local university or organisation), to assist with language, facilitate rapport and personalised interaction with the local community. Participants will have the opportunity to create new networks with Indonesian counterparts, and to collect authentic handouts, materials, videos, photographs and realia.
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This material was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) under the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
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