The Queensland Department of Education International (DEi) oversees a range of transnational education projects including delivery of Queensland curriculum to offshore schools in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.
This e-poster will examine DEi’s current model for engagement, certification and ongoing support of Queensland Recognised Schools offshore. This includes processes such as: due diligence, curriculum internationalisation, staff recruitment and development, standards for assessment, quality assurance, school improvement, and how these come together to empower staff (through professional development) and students (through increased global outlook and access to higher education pathways in Australia and abroad).
The latest DEi data will also be examined, including student matriculation to Australia post-graduation and possible flow-on economic and societal benefits. The e-poster will also cover how improved collection and sharing of such data across states and organisations could further raise Australia’s profile in the sector.
This e-poster session will present a valuable opportunity for DEi to share, discuss and answer questions about processes for offshore engagement in the schools sector, with a view to informing best practice, identifying challenges and future opportunities, and further empowering like-minded organisations, educators and students to maximise global educational outcomes.
In 2016, IEAA’s Transnational Education and the Australian Schools Sector report identified a need for “state/territory cooperation” and “improved transparency and greater access to data to promote best TNE school practice at both state and federal levels”. It is hoped that this presentation encourages further movement towards transparency and cooperation, and assists with the identification of challenges and opportunities for improvement across the Australian transnational school sector, as well as transnational education as a whole.
Key interest area: Schools (SCH)
Other key interest areas: Business development and strategy (BD&S), Learning and teaching (L&T), Pathways (PATH), Transnational education (TNE)