Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Announcing the 2017 ASTA/Latitude Group Travel Science Teachers Exchange — JAPAN delegates

ASTA is proud to introduce the largest cohort of science teachers who will be attending the 2017 ASTA/Latitude Group Travel Australian Science Teachers Exchange to Japan. This year, not 3, not 4, but 8 outstanding science teachers across Australia will participate in the week-long program.

Introducing our eight wonderful teachers:

2017 Delegates

Tanya Riach is extremely excited for her first-ever overseas trip. As a rural teacher at Condobolin high school, an area located in Western NSW, and an active member of various local science organisations, Tanya has organised many value-added workshops and shared her passion with fellow teachers and students. “I am worried about what to wear”, said Tanya jokingly. Despite her wardrobe concerns, Tanya is looking forward to extending her horizons and delveing into Japanese culture. She hopes to share her Japan experience with students in Condobolin to encourage their ambitions beyond their local environment.

Andrew McGregor, an educator from Yahl Primary School in South Australia is eager to integrate Australian culture in a lesson plan that he will deliver in Japan. The creative science teacher has designed a hands-on experiment involving the iconic Vegemite to conduct low voltage electricity. Andrew is keen to exchange teaching practices and gain insights about Japanese science education.  He hopes that the exchange will enrich and equip him with new ways to engage and motivate his students ( and we hope that the students in Japan likes Vegemite too! )

This trip would not have been possible without the support of Latitude Group Travel, an industry leader in education travel. The company integrates curriculum and experiential learning activities tailored to deliver true educational outcomes in their customised tours.  For further details, visit

Stay tuned to ASTA’s blog and social media channels to follow the teachers’ exciting trip to Japan. Keep an eye out on the blog for daily updates or use the #ASTAJapan hashtag on twitter to follow our journey.

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