Dates: 16 April – 22 April 2020
New Zealand’s diplomatic relationship with Malaysia is one of our oldest in Southeast Asia. We celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations in 2017. Our long-standing friendship is based on strong ties in trade, education, security and defence, and tourism .
The Malaysian population has considerable ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. This makes it an excellent destination for New Zealand social science teachers to increase their Asia knowledge, understanding, and confidence.
The purpose of this trip is to:
- provide teachers with first-hand experience of the rich diversity of Malaysia as well as the economy, history, culture and customs
- allow teachers to learn about how social sciences are taught in Malaysia (similarities and differences in approaches)
- inspire school teachers to include more Asia content in their teaching
- provide teachers the opportunities to develop connections between students in New Zealand and Malaysia. Teachers will have an opportunity to develop online connections with the schools in Malaysia for inquiry based collaborative student projects
- build teacher confidence to incorporate Malaysia/Asia content into the social sciences curriculum and allow them to share knowledge with students, colleagues and wider communities.
Applications are no longer being accepted for this opportunity