20 NOVEMBER 2017
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), in collaboration with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in China, is pleased to invite applications for an exciting new knowledge exchange program that will see participants visit Nanjing No.1 Kindergarten (NNK) in Jiangsu Province, China.
About the program
Under the guidance of a DET group leader, participants will undertake an in-country action research project where they will critically analyse an educational practice or pedagogy and reflect on approaches to implementation across differing cultural contexts.
In addition to developing their reflective thinking skills, participants will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and build professional partnerships with early childhood educators in China.
DET will fund the program including flights, hotel accommodation and a daily allowance. Pro-rata relief teaching backfill for time spent in country and attendance at program commitments will be provided for approved participants.
Nanjing No.1 Kindergarten is the oldest and largest kindergarten in Jiangsu Province, China and is widely respected for its innovative approaches to early childhood education and care.
As the first certified Chinese / English bilingual early childhood service in Jiangsu Province, NNK places great value on knowledge sharing with international education organisations and has previously hosted ECTs from the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand.
How can I apply?
The Department strongly encourages all eligible early childhood teachers to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Acceptance into the program will be determined through a competitive application process. This will include a written application and interview that will be assessed by a selection panel.
Applications for the program are now open and will close on Friday 15 December 2017.
For further information and the application form, click here.