Preperations are all going to plan, the organisers here are all getting very excited about what is going to be a truly fantastic day. Here is a checklist for everything you could need to know for tomorrow:
Directions and Transport
The venue is Level 1 of the Sidney Myer Asia Center. It is located on the corner of Swanston St and Monash Rd @ University of Melbourne. If coming by public transport then get off at Flinders or Melbourne Central station, and catch any tram which says “Melbourne University” on it. Get off at Stop 1, which is the end of the line, and we are across the road.
You must have already registered on the website: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/events/registration_-_international_students_symposium
Keynote speakers include Ms Alice Pung (the author of Her Father’s Daughter and Unpolished Gem and the editor of Growing up Asian in Australia), Professor Simon Marginson (the author of Ideas for Intercultural Education, International Student Security and many more) and Ms Arfa Noor (National President of Council of International Students Australia).
|9:00am||Keynote speakers – Ms Alice Pung and Ms Arfa Noor|
|9:50am||Workshops on Language and Identity|
|11:20am||Presentation – Geographies in transition, internationalisation of cities|
|11:40am||Workshops on international and local ‘spaces’|
|1:40pm||Prof. Marginson – Reconceptualisation of international education as a process of self-formation rather than as a process of externally-driven ‘adjustment’|
|2:20pm||Workshops on international education as self-formation|
|3:40pm||Reflections from students|
|3:50pm||Workshops on reflections|