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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.

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Asia literacy imperatives for the australian classroom

Asia Literacy – imperatives for the Australian Classroom

RMIT

2014


Why asia
Why Asia???

  • Imperatives:

  • Moral

  • Economic

  • Professional




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.”

Goal 2:

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.”


www.australiancurriculum.edu.au


Intercultural understanding
Intercultural Understanding

  • Includes the skills to critically reflect on one’s own culture as well as positive, cooperative and respectful interactions between people of diverse cultural backgrounds at both an institutional and interpersonal level.

  • Can be measured by the acquisition of critical cultural awareness, culturally respectful attitudes and positive skills for interacting across cultural groups.

  • Focuses on the interaction between people by developing an understanding of self in relation to others.



www.australiancurriculum.edu.au


Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

  • Organising Themes

  • Asia and its diversity

  • Achievements and contributions of the peoples of Asia

  • Asia-Australia engagement


Asia literacy

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



Inspirations
Inspirations

Where do these images come from?

What period of time do they come from?


Where did it come from
Where did it come from?

Write down the origin of each invention on your sheet.




Culture is like an apple
Culture is like an apple

  • The Skin – Observed: Language, Food, Architecture, Fashion, Art

  • The Flesh – Norms & Values: Beliefs, attitudes and conventions

  • The Core – Basic Assumptions: Unquestioned behaviour - tradition



Layers, Iceberg and Apples

Select the model you resonate with most.

Discuss what resonates and why.

HumanGraph


What s the news across the nation
What’s the news across the nation….

http://www.netvibes.com/studies-of-asia

#India_Newsfeeds

#Japanese_newsfeeds

#Indonesia_Newsfeeds

#China_news

Asian Newspapers online http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/asian-newspapers.htm





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