Congratulations to Jeff and team on this great news.
Islamic Schooling in Australia and Indonesia: A Collaborative Documentary Film
Research Team: Dr. Melanie C. Brooks, Monash University; Professor Jeffrey S. Brooks, RMIT University; Dr. Fida Sanjakdar, Monash University; Professor Imam Taufiq, UIN-Walisongo; Dr. Agus Mutohar, UIN-Walisongo
The purpose of this project is to create a documentary film about Islamic schooling in Indonesia and Australia. The film will be a “day in the life” look at two schools, one in Melbourne and another in Semarang. The documentary will feature footage from the schools and interviews with administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members. Our intent is to highlight similarities, differences, challenges, and successes around teaching, learning, and leadership. Our previous work suggests that Australian and Indonesian Islamic educators can learn a great deal from one another in these areas, and the film is meant to increase understanding and improve education for all. The documentary will have accompanying teaching materials and be shared across all social media platforms. There will be screening events in both countries, accompanied by interactive panels with workshops available to educators. The documentary will be submitted for inclusion at film festivals nationally and internationally.
The total value of the grant is $100K and it will run from 2019-2021.