ISN Issue 72
Welcome to Issue 72 - third issue for 2014.
Editor: Phillip Mahnken,
"Coffs Harbour Christian Community School aims to become a leader in the provision of Indonesian language, providing students with the opportunity to develop language and cultural knowledge over thirteen years. Being keenly aware of the ongoing national decline in the number of students studying Indonesian, Coffs Harbour CCS believe they have uncovered some strategies to reversing that trend, which they would like to share with education jurisdictions as well as other schools. Amongst all of the strategies implemented by CHCCS, the strong underlying cornerstone of their success is the development of personal relationships through their Indonesian partnerships, because there is no better incentive to learning a language than to be able to communicate with friends."
Congratulations to Coffs Harbour Christian Community School for leadership in the provision and promotion of Indonesian language and cultural studies and sharing their strategies to reversing the decline in uptake of Indonesian. Congratulations too for their modelling of committed and caring attitudes and moral leadership in sponsoring real ongoing international friendship.
Dr Phillip Mahnken, Editor
State and Territory Associations of Teachers of Indonesian
INTAN South Australia
WILTA Western Australia
Balai Bahasa Perth
ITA NSW NSW
Bringing a little of Noosa to Lombok by Bill Hoffman in the Sunshine Coast Daily. 15th Nov 2014. An inspiring example of the citizen-by-citizen conversion of Australians into citizens engaged in their Asia Pacific Region. Thankfully the "bottom up community-based approach" means old colonial arrogance or even know-all exploitative outside expert has given way to mutual respect and concern.
ACICIS student Iona Main with Yunita Capriaty in Bandung
See Study Travel to Indonesian booms in 'Jokowi effect' by Bernard Lane in the Australian. 26 Nov 2014
"Now rapidly modernising, Indonesia is, like China before it, becoming a major player on the global stage. It is a force in the world - but for what? How much do we really know about its history, its politics, its cultures and its peoples? Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century is an accessible and authoritative introduction to this fascinating young nation." Demokrasi - Indonesia in the 21st Century by HAMISH MCDONALD
The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Issue 72 September - December 2014
- West Timor students visit Challis Primary in WA. Song, dance, drama, music, joyful language and culture learning.
- Deadline for enrolment in the Lombok Language and Cultural Program 2015
- ASILE 2014 Scheduled Presentations ASILE Conference site at IALF Bali 29 and 30 September 2014. Now has 23 papers available online
- Exhibition: Jalan-Jalan - QCA Indonesia & Singapore Study Tour 2014 at Queensland College of Art Galleries September 17 - October 4 - see Cheryl Drew's explanatory email
- Language Learning Space - Teacher Module: Promoting Indonesia (and Indonesian): A Case Study [Pls check out this wonderful resourceto support our work in schools. Kerry O'Connor, Indonesian Network Convenor.]
- The Membantu Project overseas aid arm of Coffs Harbour Christian Community School (CHCCS)
- *Deakin University Indonesian Teacher and Student of the Year Award Deadline for applications: EXTENDED until 15 October 2014. Also talk to your state based Indonesian association and/or Education Dept officer.
- Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) - Getting involved by Chris Hall.
- Resourceful Indonesian database Indonesian teaching learning resources by Jim Athanasiadis in Brisbane Australia
- Thousand Rolls of Batik: Heda Bailey: selection of textile works at Noosa Regional Gallery and workshops. Also see the artist's Facebook page
- The John Fawcett Foundation assists needy
people in Indonesia ...without religious, political or ethnic consideration. Best known for its Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project, incorporating the Mobile Eye Clinic for Cataract Surgery.
- The Places in Between
The struggle to define Indonesia. by Pankaj Mishra in New Yorker Magazine 4 August 2014 [Thanks Harriot Beazley for passing this on.]
- Report with photos on 13th ASILE
Conference at IALF Bali by Astrid Dux of St Bede's College Mentone Victoria. [5 Oct 2014]
- Ubud Writers Festival: Janet de Neefe and Richard Flanagan with Michael Cathcart 15 October 2014
- Who needs an invitation to Joko Widodo's inauguration? By James Massola, Michael Bachelard, Peter Hartcher Oct. 16, 2014, 6:02 p.m
- A Message From Prime Minister Abbott on President Joko Widodo Inauguration and fundamental importance of Indonesia to Australia and the world 19 October 2014
Lucky president number seven!
- Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President NY TImes 20 Oct 2014 - see related coverage
- Eksklusif Pidato Jokowi Usai Di Lantik Sebagai Presiden - Berita 20 Oktober 2014 Plat GTV on YouTube
- Joko Widodo's first speech as Indonesian President focuses on maritime power Michael Bachlard The Age 20 Oct 2014
- The party's over: Joko Widodo's work begins in Indonesia The Australian 21 October 2014
- Kate Reitzenstein's WILTA site always full of interesting articles and reports from WA and beyond
- [NEW]There's value in encouraging strong languages by Prof David Hill. The Australian. 14 Oct 2014 specific strategies have helped such as teacher retraining scholarships, scholarships for in-country study, sustained support by universities is the key esp in flexible degree structures and that requires valuing languages by uni leadership
- [NEW]University of the Sunshine Coast launches Diploma in Languages
- [NEW] Open Letter to President of Indonesia - Fight for New Indonesia by ANDRE VLTCHEK in Counterpunch 31 Oct 2014 - hard hitting radical analysis in "America's Best Political Newsletter."
- Indonesian president makes shaky start with cabinet of compromises by Tim Lindsey in The Conversation 29 October 2014
- The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) 29 Nov - 14 Dec includes the Indonesian documentary JALANAN ('Streetside') Thursday 4 December at 3pm at GOMA Cinema A [Thanks, Heather Kopp]
- University of Wisconsin brings out more excellent Indonesian learning materials. To see all on offer, visit Ellen Rafferty's department page, or the Southeast Asia Homepage. To get to work, visit the new reading resource Ayo Membaca or the older superb Warung Sinema for Listening Comprehension improvement at Intermediate level [Look for Lesson Access].
- Bringing a little of Noosa to Lombok by Bill Hoffman in the Sunshine Coast Daily. An inspiring example of the citizen-by-citizen conversion of Australians into citizens engaged in their Asia Pacific Region. Thankfully the "bottom up community-based approach" means old colonial arrogance or even know-all exploitative outside expert has given way to mutual respect and concern. "The more we protect our [natural] assets while others mess up, the better our future position."
- Study Travel to Indonesian booms in 'Jokowi effect' by Bernard Lane in the Australian. 26 Nov 2014 Online: ACICIS reports boom in study travel to Indonesia in 'Jokowi effect'
- New Colombo Plan Scholars announced We congratulate all 17 Fellows, 69 recipients of NCP Scholarships and more than 1300 mobility grant students. See Scholar information [pdf]. Congratulations also to the government for this scheme investing in Australia's future in the Asia Pacific Region.
- [NEW] Demokrasi by Hamish McDonald, Walkley winning foreign correspondent, now ANU researcher. Timely update on the nation of Indonesia and all we need to know about it but don't. [Thanks Jessie Doring for passing this on.]
West Timor students visit Challis Primary in WA. Song, dance, drama, music, joyful language and culture learning.
- Second Language Teaching Pedagogy in Bilingual Classes by Tudor-Alexandru COSTEA
Master 2 Langues et Cultures Etrangères Etudes Anglophones - Université Lumière-Lyon2. Published via Academia.edu So good for all languages teachers at all levels always to be thinking about our practice and why we do what we do (our theories). Or don't. Or can't. And why not.
- DFAT Australian Aid to Indonesia - look for why we give aid, how we give aid, partnerships, collaboration opportunities, how to get involved, volunteers, awards scholarships, and more
- Indonesia Council Digest ASAA's monthly digest of university Indonesianist news
- Languages Action Alliance always promoting positive achievements and useful information in languages education in Australia
- Inside Indonesia Edition 117 incisive truth seeking information about Indonesia.
- Australia Indonesia Youth Association - see state chapters and Jakarta
- Bali - The Dark Side of Paradise Documentary : Reporter: Denham Hitchcock (at vimeo; at YouTube and at Resourceful Indonesian on the Documentary Evidence page.)
Oldies but goodies
- Harbon, L., Fielding, R., Moloney, R., Kohler, M., Dashwood, A., Gearon, M., & Scrimgeour, 2012, A Long time passing: language teacher educators concerns in language teacher education, [pdf] Selected proceedings from the Inaugural LCNAU Colloquium, The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, Office for Teaching and Learning, DEST: Sydney, pp.75-92.
- Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program - open every year for young Australians (21 to 25) with an interest in Indonesia to take part in AIYEP - a fantastic two months in Indonesia from December to February. Application forms and advice to applicants can be found on the Australia Indonesia Institute website.
Return to the RAMBU WACANA - signpost to Indonesia-related links
Community Indonesian Language Class on the Sunshine Coast (MS Word)
Relevant reading in past issues for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens.
Issue 71 Issue 70
Issue 69 Issue 68, 67, 66, 65,64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26
5th International Conference
on Indonesian Studies (ICIS)
of Universitas Indonesia
held in Yogyakarta 13-15 June 2013
Theme: Kobarkan Semangatmu: Working Together to Overcome Challenges
See latest flyer with costs, rego, etc
from our colleagues at
Balai Bahasa ACT
Permanent website at wikispaces
ASILE 2012 and KIPBIPA VIII at UKSW in Salatiga ASILE: 1-4 October 2012
Website : http://ltc.uksw.edu/kipbipa-asile/
Era Baru, Semangat Baru: Peningkatan intensitas kerja sama program BIPA di Dalam dan Luar Negeri
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Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
19th Biennial Conference 2012
The University of Western Sydney
11 - 14 July 2012
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ASILE 2010: June 2010 flyer
Maju Bersama - Lanjutkan!
Collaboration and Other Learning Initiatives
Venue: UNSW@ADFA, Campbell, ACT
Dates: 29-30 September 2010 (followed by FREE Indonesia Update @ANU 1-2 October)
Registration: $225, early bird $200
ASILE home at wikispaces
ASILE 2009 Homepage at MLTA NSW
ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare) also D Reeve's on methodology
ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
from the Sunshine Coast
and selected archived presentations from previous ASILE conferences at WACANA