Asia Literacy – imperatives for the Australian Classroom. RMIT 2014. Why Asia???. Imperatives: Moral Economic Professional. Morally….. Be a good neighbour - we live in the region!. What are the countries of Asia? . Economically – we are tied to Asia.
Asia Literacy – imperatives for the Australian Classroom
What are the countries of Asia?
Professionally – it is in our curriculum
“India, China and other Asian nations are growing and their influence is increasing. Australians need to become ‘Asia literate’, engaging and building strong relationships with Asia.”
All young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens
“active and informed citizens…are able to relate and communicate across cultures, especially in relation to cultures and countries of the Asia-Pacific.”
Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
foundational and deep knowledge,
skills and understandings about the
histories, geographies, societies,
cultures, literatures and languages
of the diverse countries that make
up our part of the world
Where do these images come from?
What period of time do they come from?
Write down the origin of each invention on your sheet.
Iceberg of culture
Layers, Iceberg and Apples
Select the model you resonate with most.
Discuss what resonates and why.
Asian Newspapers online http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/asian-newspapers.htm