Australia-ASEAN Youth Conference
SACE Stage 2 Peace Studies
Australia-ASEAN Youth Conference
On Friday May 21st, a delegation of SACE Stage 2 Peace Studies students attended the 2021 Australia-ASEAN Youth Conference held at Ayers House. The student delegation included Sakina, Ezatullah, Ammar, Naseba, Boshra and Hawraa.

Along with students from a range of Adelaide schools, students explored the theme of 'Rethinking education in the region: equity, economy and technology'. Students spent the day tackling the pressing issues surrounding education from the perspective of the Republic of Indonesia.

During the first plenary, member nations were required to present their 'country statement' to the wider attendees outlining the state of education for their allocated country (Indonesia). For our students, this information was presented by Hawraa and Ezatullah. This allowed the group to demonstrate the knowledge that they had developed as a result of the research conducted prior to attending the event.

After a short break, students split into into several smaller committees where they worked with other 'member nations' on issues relating to social equity, economic growth and digital technology. These smaller committee meetings allowed the students to engage in moderate debate and consensus-building activities to develop both 'operative clauses' and 'rapporteurs' to be taken to the wider assembly.

For the final plenary, delegates engaged in further debate about each of the draft operative clauses. A final vote was conducted before a final forum declaration was adopted. Our student representatives developed their knowledge and capabilities, including intercultural understanding, personal and social capability, creative and critical thinking skills, as well as an appreciation and understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.

Students at Thebarton Senior College are offered many wonderful opportunities such as this to participate in programs outside of the classroom that enrichen learning, so if the opportunity presents, don?t hesitate to get involved!

"It was an excellent opportunity to be a part of the ASEAN group. Besides engaging in international politics and expanding our leadership skills, the encounter with students from other schools was a terrific way to evaluate my own personal capabilities." Ammar
Credits
  • AuthorAndrew Herraman
  • Date17-Jun-21
  • CategoriesTerm2