Indian school principals return from Australian exchange programMon 15th December 2014
Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip presents Mrs Seema Srivastava of Kendriya Vidyalaya Tagore Garden with a certificate of participation in the 2014 Australia-India School Leaders Professional Learning Program
Indian school principals return from Australian exchange program
Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip, has welcomed Indian school principals to his residence for a debrief on their experiences in Australia.
The principals had travelled to Australia under the Australia-India School Leaders Professional Learning (SLPL) program. Each year, the program supports 10 Indian principals to visit Australia for two weeks and teach in an Australian school, interact with Australian teachers and attend workshops on the Australian education system. They are hosted in the home of an Australian teacher, also giving them insights into Australian culture and family life.
A reciprocal group of 10 Australian school principals visits India each year and undertakes similar activities.
On 4 December, Indian participants in the program shared their learning outcomes and experiences of the program with the Deputy High Commissioner.
The participants highlighted many aspects of the visit which gave them useful insights, including:
- pedagogical methods;
- use of smart technology;
- skill based education;
- school and student assessment techniques;
- parent and community involvement;
- team teaching composite class arrangements; and
- healthy pupil teacher ratios.
The program is an initiative of the Australia-India Education Council. It is organised by the Asia Education Foundation and Australian Department of Education, with funding support from the Department of Education, Australia India Council and the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development.
A gallery of photos from the event and the SLPL program can be found here.