Community and schools

  • The centre has representatives on both INTAN (Indonesian Teachers Association of SA), the Indonesian subject committee of SACE Board of South Australia and maintains close links with the Australia Indonesia Association of South Australia.
  • The Sekar Laras community gamelan ensemble practices every Wednesday evening from 7.00-9.30 pm during semester in the University pendopo. Students, staff and members of the public are welcome to come along and listen. Contact Guy Tunstill (tunstill.guy@saugov.gov.au) for further information about joining the ensemble.
  • The Centre supports the publication of Inside Indonesia, a magazine which promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between the peoples of Indonesia and Australia, and to increase international awareness of the issues facing the Indonesian people today.
  • Each year the Flinders Asia Centre hosts secondary school students who attend on-campus classes in Indonesian language, culture, and society as part of the Tertiary Languages Program which gives students from rural and urban secondary schools the opportunity to experience Indonesian studies within the University environment.
  • Members of the Flinders Asia Centre teach the Studies of Asia Professional Development Programme. A comprehensive professional development pathway (at both introductory and advanced levels) is available to those wishing to increase their knowledge of Asian societies and cultures, and develop effective strategies for including Asia-related content in school curricula. Distance modules are also offered. For further information about the programme, contact Doug Trevaskis, School of Education (+61 8 8201 5268 or doug.trevaskis@flinders.edul.au).
  • School visits to the University pendopo (Javanese pavilion) to play on the Sekar Laras gamelan are welcome. Contact the School of International Studies office on 8201 2559 /8201 2225 or international.studies@flinders.edu.au . Students can also study gamelan as an elective in their undergraduate degree.

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