News from Office of International Relations
This page contains stories from the Office of International Relations that have been of significance to the faculty and the University. Any upcoming events can be found on the University events calendar.
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Educators of sports teachers and counsellors in Indonesia visit, June 2010: Associate Dean, International, Associate Professor Lesley Harbon (centre), welcomed the group.
Visit by Indonesian university delegation, May 2010. (A full caption for this photo will appear below whenever a mouse cursor is placed in the image.)
Pictured: (back row, from left) Dr Kevin Laws, Associate Professor Lesley Harbon and the directors of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) satellite campuses in Serang, Cibiru, Purwakarta, Tasikmalaya and Sumedang; (front row, from left) UPI Professor of Linguistics
E Aminudin Aziz, University of Sydney Dean of Education and Social Work Professor Robert
J Tierney and UPI Director of Postgraduate Studies Professor Furqon.
A group of 12 academic staff from the Centre of Development and Empowerment of Teachers and Educational Personnel of Physical Education and Guidance and Counselling in West Java, Indonesia, visited the faculty on a tour of the University campus on June 1, 2010.
During its visit to the faculty, the group and its members showed particular interest in three programs: Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Human Movement and Health Education), Master of Teaching (Secondary: School Counselling) and Master of Education (Coach Education).
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Bandung, West Java considered by many as the leading educational institution in teacher preparation across the Indonesian islands sent a high-level delegation to the Univerisity of Sydney in May 2010, to gather information about how the Faculty of Education and Social Work conducts its teacher-preparation programs.
The Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Rob Tierney, the Associate Dean, International, Associate Professor Lesley Harbon and the Director of International Students Dr Kevin Laws hosted the visitors, who were beginning fact-finding tour of selected Australian universities to help them prepare for the renewal of UPI's own teacher-preparation programs.
A highlight of the University of Sydney's Australian Studies Symposium at the Beijing Hotel in November 2009 was a joint function between staff from the faculties of Arts and Education and Social Work to commemorate 30 years since the first group of scholars from China, a total of nine students, graduated from the University's Master of Arts program.
Seven of the graduates attended the symposium held in conjunction with the University's Wortld Events program and participated in formal presentations. Professors Dame Leonie Kramer and
John Cleverley, who taught in the 1979 MA program, presented papers.