Research Oriented School Engaged Teacher-researcher Education (ROSETE)

MoU signing between the three partner organisations, October 2016

The Research-Oriented School-Engaged Teacher Education (ROSETE) program, otherwise known as the Ningbo Student Volunteer Program is a long term (since 2006) Australia-China educational partnership program between the NSW Department of Education, the Ningbo Education Bureau and Western Sydney University. The program is designed to support the research, teaching and learning of the Chinese language and culture in schools in Western Sydney and to build the capacity of the teaching service in Ningbo, China. Specifically, this program integrates university-based research education and school-based teacher education.

During 2019 the ROSETE team has conducted research, professional learning and workshops: by the end of the year, the team will have conducted more than 150 hours of workshops. Besides regular team meetings, the team has organised a Mentor Day for ROSETE new students to meet their NSW school mentors and ROSETE coordinators, a guest researcher from UNSW to speak and work with ROSETE students on conducting literature review in TCFL, and two advisory committee meetings with representatives from ROSETE partnership organisations (DoE NSW) and ROSETE supervisory representatives. Seven ROSETE students have passed their CoC, five students have submitted their thesis (under examination), and three are graduating in September.