Cultural tour for Kirrawee High School teacher

Global influence: Kirrawee High School's head of science Brett Mackay will bring valuable lessons in education from Japan back to his school.

Global influence: Kirrawee High School's head of science Brett Mackay will bring valuable lessons in education from Japan back to his school.

Kirrawee High School teacher Brett Mackay will take inspiration from Australia’s Asian neighbours all in the name of education.

The science teacher who heads the school’s department will visit Japan on October 1 to experience the culture, traditions and diversity of global classrooms.

He is involved in a delegation of Australian science teachers who will travel to Tokyo.

It is part of an annual student exchange between Kirrawee and two Japanese schools.

Mr Mackay will observe primary and secondary classes, and will have the opportunity to lead a class with the support of an interpreter.

He says the international trip will benefit his students.

“Their knowledge of science and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is outstanding,” he said.

“This trip will enable me to have a better understanding of the techniques used in Japan and apply them with our students, so there is a better continuum of learning.

“Our students discuss on return from their exchange ideas that they have experienced in lessons in Japan.”

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