Category Archives: 2015

It was the first time I felt like I really experienced the culture of a foreign country…Casey Chamberlain

Casey Chamberlain is a second year Bachelor of Fine Arts student. In this blog she is reflecting on her experiences in Malaysia in October 2015….. I taught in the grade 5 classroom with my team: Kate and Afiq from QUT and … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s reflections of his trip to Malaysia

Mitchell Neill is enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program – majoring in Computer and Software Systems. He is nearing completion of his studies. Mitchell’s team engaged in a range of activities using digital technologies (eg. little bits and Scratch) in … Continue reading

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Kim Dong Hwan’s reflections of his experiences at SK Temai

Kim Dong Hwan is an exchange student at UPM. He is from South Korea. He was a part of our team. Kim is a popular student – very much liked by all students. Kim worked with his team in Class … Continue reading

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Jocelyn’s reflections of her experiences in Malaysia

Jocelyn Tan is a QUT staff. She works in the International Student Services Office. She is a former Malaysian National. Her role in the team was very significant. Her good knowledge of ICT and her fluency in Bhasa Malaysia made … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting our team!

Our team felt quite special when we were honoured at special events hosted by the Pahang State Government, Tourism Pahang and the QUT Alumni in Malaysia. We also had visits to the school by some prominent people from the community. … Continue reading

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Dr Siti’s reflections on making the inaugural collaboration between QUT and UPM a reality

For the past three years, the SEE Project has enabled students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to teach in schools in Fiji. A grant from QUT’s Short Term Outward Mobility Program (STOMP) in 2014 created a new opportunity. … Continue reading

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Our week at SK Temai, Pekan, Malaysia

Our proposed teaching activities were to start with classroom observations on Monday morning (28 September). As I woke up in the morning, the first thing I did was look out of my bedroom window. The haze looked a bit thicker … Continue reading

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The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai: Our Malaysian Welcome!

Our trip began with great excitement and on time from the Brisbane International Airport on September 25. There was a rolling border patrol officers strike at the airport. However, passengers were processed relatively quickly through customs and security. The first … Continue reading

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Andrew’s reflections of Toko Sanatan Primary School – July 2015

In June 2015, I was invited to share my past experiences of Fiji with the group who would be travelling to Fiji with The SEE Project in July 2015. I shared pictures and stories, and shared what I had learned about myself and … Continue reading

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Andrew’s reflections of Naidovi, Balata and Toko schools – February 2015

It is quite rare to come across individuals (let alone students) who believe in undertaking proactive steps in their own time and using their own resources to enhance the quality of education in the developing world. Andrew Iddles is one of … Continue reading

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The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai…Malaysia

The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai…Malaysia is an exciting outreach project. The Queensland University of Technology(QUT) and Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM) are partners in this initiative.  The project is supported by the QUT Short-Term Mobility Program and UPM. This partnership will enable … Continue reading

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Vinaka vakalevu Ratu Epeneri Korovakaturaga

This week we said goodbye to Ratu Epeneni Korotakaturaga. He came from Fiji and completed his undergraduate degree in Design with honours at the Queensland University of Technology. We all felt very proud of his achievements. For all students coming … Continue reading

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A classroom activity on Girmit at Balata High School

For Fiji born Indians and their descendants, Girmit has played a significant role in shaping their lives. When Fiji became a British Colony, labourers were brought from India to work on sugar cane plantations. They signed up to a 5- … Continue reading

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QUT team visits the Ra School for Special Education

Our team from QUT spent their time with the children at the Ra Special School recently. This school is located in the town of Rakiraki – which is north west of Viti Levu (largest island in Fiji). The Japanese Government … Continue reading

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Taking a STEM approach at Balata High School

As part of an outreach project supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, our team from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), designed, developed and implemented a number of different activities that tried to kill a few birds with a few … Continue reading

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A talented team heading to Balata High School: Thanks to the New Colombo Plan

A team of staff and students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane will head to Fiji at the end of this semester. They will engage with teachers and students at Balata High School in Tavua and surrounding schools. … Continue reading

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Protected: Resources for the Balata High School Project

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