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Professional Development for Teachers

March 17: Contemporary Chinese Culture & Society in Historical and Political Contexts

This talk will be delivered by Professor Mobo Gao.

Gao was born and brought up in a small Chinese village where there was no elec-tricity until after he left the village. He did all kinds of farm work such as collecting night soil, cleaning pigsty and pushing a wheelbarrow. Gao went to Xiamen Uni-versity to study English. He then went to the UK and studied at Wales and West-minster universities before he completed his Master and doctorate degrees at Es-sex. Professor Gao has worked at various universities in China, UK and Australia and has been visiting fellow at some of the world's leading universities, including Oxford and Harvard.

Professor Gao's research interest includes studies of rural China, contemporary Chinese politics & culture, Chinese migration to Australia and the mass media. Professor Gao's publications include four books and numerous articles. His latest book The Battle of China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution is a reassess-ment of the Mao era and the Cultural Revolution.

Date: March 17, Thursday
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Venue: 106 Edgeloe Room, Mitchell Building, The University of Adelaide
Fee: $10/head (Free for IEUSA members)

During the networking portion of the evening, complimentary canapés will be served.

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About Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development topics include:

  • Curriculum Planning
  • Beginner teacher support and mentoring
  • Access to authentic teaching materials
  • Introduction to contemporary life in China
  • Behaviour Management in the Chinese classroom
  • Solutions to grammar and usages
  • Oral practice through interactive conversation and discussion
  • Knowledge on today’s hot expressions
  • Opportunity to present your Chinese skills

Workshop Details

Workshops will be held at the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and may be in collaboration with other organisations and associations, inlcuding the Chinese Language Teachers Association SA (CLTASA).

Participation is generally free of charge or for a nominal fee.

For more information please contact Cllr. Priscilla Corbell | Program Coordinator: Education & Culture

P: +61 8 8313 1014


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