ASILE conference presentation:
Broadcasting student work - The ABBI YouTube short film competition
The new "Australia Bisa Bahasa Indonesia" (ABBI) Youtube Competition aims to promote Indonesian in the wider community while simultaneously creating teaching resources, offering motivation and recognition to students, and finally promoting moderation across different schools and states. In this presentation we will look at the success of the competition thus far, discuss one model for using the competition in the classroom, look at sample assessment tasks which use a format friendly to the competition and touch on how it all links in with the Australian Curriculum.
Zara Maxwell-Smith studied Indonesian at the Australian National University and now splits her time between teaching Indonesian at a Canberra high school and Indonesian culture and politics at the ANU in their Year 11 and 12 Extension Program. In 2013-14 she was the ACT Indonesian Teachers' Network Leader, before taking some time off to have her first child. She launched the "Australia Bisa Bahasa Indonesia" YouTube competition this year via her website buzara.org, with a view to lifting the profile of Indonesian in Australian schools and overcoming some of the difficulties Indonesian teachers often face. She is a board member of the Balai Bahasa Indonesia ACT.
ANU, ACT Department of Education/Caroline Chisholm School