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					REPUBLIC OF
  KOREA
  April 9 – April 20, 2011
Information pack and application details
Background Information

There are fifteen scholarships available. Participants will be chosen by a selection panel on
their ability to respond to the published criteria located in this information pack. These
scholarships are funded by the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program
(NALSSP), a national initiative of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace
Relations (DEEWR) as part of NSW Department of Education and Training‟s (NSW DET)
NALSSP program.

The (Republic of Korea) South KoreaTEV aims to:

           enhance NSW DET teachers‟ knowledge and understanding of Korea, its people,
            country, contribution to world civilisation, history and future
           improve and enrich teaching and learning about South Korea, and the Asian
            Region, in the school curriculum
           develop formal and informal education partnerships between South Korea and
            NSW DET schools and teachers

Why South Korea?

Focus

Each day of the TEV will focus on aspects of one or more of the studies of Asia learning
emphases of the National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia in Australian
Schools‟ document:
       Understand „Asia‟
       Develop informed attitudes and values
       Know about contemporary and traditional Asia
       Connect Australia and Asia
       Communicate                                  (pg. 8-9)

Additionally, the TEV will focus on the HSIE, English and Creative Arts NSW Board of Studies
syllabuses.

Outcomes for participants

It is intended that participants of the South Korea TEV will, by the end of the program:
          identify and analyse issues or events in South Korea that have current interest and
            relevance
          critically analyse the perspectives from which these events and issues are being
            reported
          counter stereotypical views of South Korean peoples, culture, society and
            organisations
Expectations of the program for participants

Participants are required to prepare, develop and research curriculum ideas related to their
KLA specific area before, during and after the Teacher Education Visitation to South Korea.
Participants will research, develop, publish and implement teaching and learning programs
that support the inclusion of the studies of Asia in NSW Board of Studies HSIE, English and
Visual Arts syllabus documents for inclusion on the NALSSP, Studies of Asia website.

While in South Korea, participants are expected to:
        work collaboratively to conduct subject specific action research and gather source
          material to support the implementation of targeted syllabuses
        adhere to the TEV program itinerary and participate in all organised activities
        sign an agreement with the Department of Education and Training for the study
          tour scholarship conditions

Note: Spouses, partners, family members and friends are not to accompany participants or to
„shadow‟ the touring party

Successful participants and their principals will be notified within two weeks of the closing
date of the application.

Successful participants are also required to participate in a pre-tour videoconference
scheduled for mid Term 1 2011at Curriculum K-12, 3a Smalls Road, Ryde. Participants may
attend in person or online.

Conditions for the award of a TEV scholarship

The successful scholarship recipient undertakes to:
       contribute the sum of $1 500 towards the total cost of the program
       meet program expectations
       act on advice and information provided
       agree to, and sign, the consent form.

Costs

Each individual participant (their school) is expected to contribute $1 500 towards the cost of
the TEV program which is well below half the normal travel cost. The NSW DET NALSSP
Studies of Asia program will invoice participants for this amount. Cheques should be made
payable to the NSW Department of Education and Training.

Who pays for what?

The following information clarifies costs/expenses that are paid for by the NSW DET NALSSP
Studies of Asia program, or by the participant.

The Sponsorship (i.e. NSW DET NALSSP Studies of Asia), and your contribution, pay
for:

           return airfares to South Korea, as per the itinerary
           transfers, touring, transport in modern air-conditioned vehicle
          land costs (accommodation at a 3-4 star hotel in Seoul and other areas visited in
           South Korea, twin share, breakfasts)
          local English speaking guide
          entrance fees (museums, etc, organised as part of the formal program).
          briefings and seminars organised as part of the formal program.

The individual participant pays for:

          passport
          visa (compulsory)
          travel insurance (compulsory)
          vaccinations, as per doctor‟s advice
          return travel between home town and Sydney
          meals and drinks, except where specified
          entrance fees for video and camera
          personal expenses
          gifts.

Single Supplement

A single supplement is available to all successful participants at a cost of $850. Further
details will be provided to interested persons.

It is important to note that each successful participant will be representing the NSW
Department of Education and Training. As such, the final decision for each
participant’s attendance is reliant on the approval of the NSW Minister of Education
and Training. If therefore, a successful participant does not receive approval from the
Minister to attend the TEV to South Korea, his/her contribution of $1 500 will be
refunded in full.
Proposed Program

Day One                    9 April 2011
Theme                      Republic of Korea: Today
Studies of Asia Learning   Challenging stereotypes
Emphases                   Contemporary issues
Outcomes                      counter stereotyped views of Korean peoples, culture,
                                 society and organisations
                              identify and analyse issues or events in Korea that have
                                 current interest and relevance; critically analyse the
                                 perspectives from which these events and issues are
                                 being report

Welcome Address and        Republic of Korea 2011
Dinner                     An introduction to South Korea including an analysis of key
                           contemporary issues for Korea in 2011 such as a focus on
                           economic development, rapid demographic change,
                           technology, the environment, global trade and relationships.

                           Seoul Today
                           Seoul has made the same changes in a decade most other
                           cities take a century to achieve. A discussion will include city
                           planning, the positioning of Seoul as the commercial gateway
                           of South Korea, environmental issues and changes in popular
                           culture.




Day Two                    10 April
Theme                      South Korea: People and Culture
Studies of Asia Learning   World contributions by peoples of Asia
Emphases
Outcomes                         identify the contributions of Korean culture to world
                                  heritage, traditions and human endeavour, including
                                  those in the arts, science, technology, philosophy,
                                  business, education, and religious and spiritual beliefs
                                 learn about particular episodes in the history of the
                                  Asian region that have made significant contributions to
                                  world development and knowledge

Morning Briefing                 Cultural briefing provided by the Korea Foundation.
Site Visit                 Seoul City Tour: Opening the door to Korea

                                 City Tour, including visits to Kyongbokkung and
                                  Changdokkung Palace, City Hall and the Blue House
                                  (residence of Korean President).
Evening Site Visit         Seoul, a world city, by night

                                 Evening visit to Namsam Park and Seoul Tower



Day Three                  11 April
Theme                      Seoul: schools and partnerships
Studies of Asia Learning   Likely implications of closer Asia-Australia relationships
Emphases

Outcomes                         develop and demonstrate the satisfaction and benefits
                                  of working closely with students in South Korea through
                                  school activities such as corresponding, exchanging
                                  information, electronic links and exchanging visits.

Site visit                       Meeting with Australia Education International (AEI) for
                                  briefings on:
                                  o   Role of AEI in Korea
                                  o   Korean education system
                                  o   Korean government
                                  o   Korean culture and society
                                  o   Australia-Korea relations.
Evening Activity                 Travel by subway to the Han River for a late afternoon
                                  cruise.
                                 Enjoy dinner with a guest speaker focused on Korean
                                  education, digital learning and approaches to
                                  international education.




Day Four                   12 April
Theme                      Seoul: education, technology and history (Part 1)
Studies of Asia Learning   Contemporary Issues
Emphases                   World contributions by peoples of Asia
Outcomes                         analyse potential technological links between Australia
                                  and South Korea and discuss the implications for
                                  mutually beneficial relationships
                                 identify and analyse issues or events in South Korea
                                  that have current interest and relevance; critically
                                  analyse the perspectives from which these events and
                                  issues are being report




Site visits                      Early morning departure for the DMZ Tour and the 3rd
                                  North Korean Tunnel
                                 Visit media outlets Education Broadcasting Service and
                                  Korea Foundation to learn how they support education
                                  in Korea.
Evening Activity                 Evening at leisure at Namdaemun and/or Dongdaemun
                                  shopping and leisure complexes.




Day Five                   13 April
Theme                      History (Part 2) and Australia-South Korea links
Studies of Asia Learning   World contributions by peoples of Asia
Emphases                   Contemporary issues
Outcomes                         learn about particular episodes in the history of the
                                  Asian region that have made significant contributions to
                                  world development and knowledge
                                 analyse selected links between Australia and South
                                  Korea and discuss the implications for mutually
                                  beneficial relationships

Site visits                      Meet with two Korean NGO‟s; to learn about the
                                  experiences of Korea‟s World War II „Comfort Women‟
                                  and issues around the reunification of the North and
                                  South Korea
                                 Meet with Australians doing business in Korea to better
                                  understand Australia‟s commercial links with Korea.
Evening Activity                 At leisure.
Day Six                    14 April
Theme                      History (Part 3) and Seoul: the arts (Part 1)
Studies of Asia Learning   Contemporary issues
Emphases                   World contributions by peoples of Asia

Outcomes                         identify and analyse issues or events in South Korea
                                  that have current interest and relevance; critically
                                  analyse the perspectives from which these events and
                                  issues are being report
                                 Identify the contributions of the cultures of Asia to world
                                  heritage, traditions and human endeavour, including
                                  those in the arts

Morning site visit         War Museum
                                 Visit to the War Museum with a Korean history lecturer
                                  and learn about the war that divided the Korean
                                  peninsula
Afternoon site visit             Tour of Insadong: exploring Seoul‟s art and craft
                                  products and how they are made




Day Seven                  15 April
Theme                      Seoul: literature, tradition and modernity
Studies of Asia Learning   World contributions by peoples of Asia
Emphases
Outcomes                         Know about aspects of traditional Korea, including
                                  literature and philosophy
                                 Learn about the techniques and meaning of aspects of
                                  traditional arts of South Korea, including paper art,
                                  music and creative writing
                                 Identify and analyse issues or events in Asia that have
                                  current interest and relevance
                                 Critically analyse the perspectives from which these
                                  events and issues are being reported. Identify
                                  appropriate responses and ways in which students
                                  might be actively involved.

Morning visit                    Visit Cheong Gye Cheon Stream Environmental
                                  Rehabilitation Project.
Afternoon visit                  Tour the Heyri Art Valley (Korean artists of various
                                  specialties such as writers, painters, musicians have
                                  constructed the cultural town of Heyri).
Day 8 – 9

April 16 - 17: Fieldwork

Busan

Curriculum focus                     HSIE

Busan is South Korea's second largest metropolis after Seoul, with a population of around 3.6
million. It is the largest port city in South Korea and the fifth largest port in the world. The city
is located on the south easternmost tip of the Korean peninsula and faces the Korea Strait.
The most densely built up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys
between the Nakdong River and Suyeong River, with mountains separating some of the
districts.

Busan is home to the world's largest department store, the Shinsegae Centum City and is
pursuing a large number of multi-skyscraper projects, including the 110-floor, 510m-supertall
Lotte Super Tower, which is to become the world's third tallest building in 2013.

      Tour the Jagalchi Fishery Market and the
       Gukjesijang (market) originally formed by Korean War refugees
      Visit Mokja Golmok (“Lets East Alley”) and interact with street vendors and locals over
       Korean food.
      Visit the UN Memorial Park.
      Optional visit to Dongnae Spa, considered to be the most famous spa in Korea.


Day 10-11

April 18-19: Fieldwork

Gyeongju

Curriculum focus                     HSIE

Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) which ruled most
of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological
sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to
as "the museum without walls". Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa
temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World
Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become
one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea.

      Visit to Hyundai Car factory and shipping yards in Ulsan
      Visit the Royal Tumuli park with Royal Tomb complex
      Visit the Gyengju National Museum
      Visit Pulguksa Temple and surrounding areas
      Visit Haein-sa Temple
Day 12

April 20:

Seoul – debrief and departure
                                    Expression of Interest

              NSW DET NALSSP Teacher Education Visitation Program (TEV)

                                         South Korea

                                    April 9 – April 20, 2011



Eligibility

Participation in the NSW NALSSP TEV program to South Korea is open to teachers
employed by the NSW Department of Education and Training who have not been a previous
recipient of the TEV to Shanghai.

Selection criteria

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:

      Teacher of a NSW DET school
      Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Korea
      Ability to plan and develop teaching and learning materials based on their
       experience in South Korea
      Strategy to disseminate learning outcomes of the study tour and bring Asia-
       focussed curriculum change to others. This may include membership of the
       Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia strategy, or a recipient of the
       NALSSP Grants to Schools program
      Capacity to work as a member of a team
      Sound health – with successful participants required to submit a completed
       Statement of Health endorsed by his or her General Practitioner.

How to submit an application

Your expression of interest should clearly and succinctly establish your eligibility and address
each of the selection criteria. Please limit your response to a maximum of 3 pages and
include the cover sheet signed by your principal.

Optional

You may wish to attach a sample program, or unit of work, that you have developed to
demonstrate your capacity to develop high-quality materials.
Closing date and time for applications


                                   5:00pm
                               Week 3, Term 1
                          Friday, 18 February, 2011

Inquiries and completed Expression of Interest forms should be addressed to:

Jennifer Curtis
Senior Project Officer: Studies of Asia
Curriculum K-12
3a Smalls Road
Private Bag 3
Ryde NSW 2112

Tel:   02 9886 7693
Fax:   02 9886 7305

Email jennifer.curtis@det.nsw.edu.au

Please note: If applications are emailed to the above address, the subject line should read
“Application South Korea TEV”.
                                Expression of Interest

      NSW DET NALSSP Teacher Education Visitation Program (TEV)

                                     South Korea

                               April 9 – April 20, 2011.

Cover Sheet

 Teacher/Applicant‟s name __________________________________________________

 School              _______________________________________________________

 Position/Faculty            __________________________________________________

 Preferred contact details   __________________________________________________

 School telephone    _______________________________________________________

 School fax          _______________________________________________________

 Home tel            _______________________________________________________

 Email address       _______________________________________________________



 Principal‟s Name     _______________________________________________________

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 Principal‟s signature ______________________________ Date _____________________



 Applicant‟s signature______________________________ Date ______________________

				
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