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Chinese principals share knowledge with Darwin educators

By Louise Errington

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, Experimental School of Fuyang Principal Miao Weiai and NT Government Department of Education Chief Executive Mr Ken Davies Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, Experimental School of Fuyang Principal Miao Weiai and NT Government Department of Education Chief Executive Mr Ken Davies

Charles Darwin University has further strengthened its relationship with China by hosting a school principal leadership program in Australia.

The three-week program brought 12 Chinese middle and high school principals to Casuarina campus and the CDU Melbourne centre.

CDU Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development Executive Director Professor Kathryn Moyle said the program presented a wonderful opportunity to exchange knowledge about education practices.

“The Chinese Government is interested in learning how Australia develops its school leaders, and wanted to visit some of the country’s universities in search of such insights,” Professor Moyle said.

“This exchange enabled CDU and its Chinese partners to better understand how we each go about our work.”

During their time in Darwin, the delegation attended workshops and presentations at Casuarina campus and the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. They also visited six middle and high schools in the region.

During their time at CDU Melbourne, the group heard presentations from the Principals Australia Institute.

The program was coordinated in partnership with Hefei Normal University in China’s Anhui Province, and was supported by the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Education.