Engage with Asia Lisa Hayman Studies of Asia Adviser Student Learning Division DEECD email@example.com
The 2020 Summit held in May 2008 provided the opportunity to identify key educational priorities for the next twelve years. Australia’s Asia 2020 Vision highlighted the need “..to renew our nation’s engagement with Asia if we are to maximize our potential to engage globally. Australia’s Asia 2020 vision is based on the urgent need to mainstream Asia literacy to secure our future”.
Michael Wesley presentation Video: Professor Michael Wesley, Opening Plenery, 2020 Summit Canberrahttp://mptv.com.au/av/2008/2020summit/0419-5-michael-wesley.php
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wants Australia to become “the most Asia literate country in the world.” The National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia in Australian Schools (MCEETYA, 2005) sets out the skills and knowledge required to equip young Australians to: boost productivity through working with the world’s largest economies including China, India and Japan collaborate with our neighbours in Asia to resolve global issues including environmental sustainability and poverty strengthen our social capital through understanding Australia’s rich, diverse heritage and what it means to be Australian today.
Why Asia? • ___% of the earth’s land • ___% of the world’s population • the world’s two most populous nations: ______ and ______ • two of the world’s superpowers: _____ and ______ • ____ has the greatest diversity of belief systems • The world’s largest Muslim nation is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Why Asia • ___% of the earth’s land • ___% of the world’s population • the world’s two most populous nations: ______ and ______ • two of the world’s superpowers: _____ and ______ • ____ has the greatest diversity of belief systems • The world’s largest Muslim nation is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ • 30% of the earth’s land • 60% of the world’s population • the world’s two most populous nations: China and India • two of the world’s superpowers: Japan and China • Asia has the greatest diversity of belief systems • World’s largest Muslim nation Indonesia
World Map based on population What does this tell us? Does it have implications for the classroom??
Brainstorm Interconnectedness between Australia and Asia
Interconnectedness • 2010 China will be Australia’s largest trading partner • China, India and Japan will join the United States as the world’s four biggest economies by 2020 • Top 10 source countries for overseas student enrolments are all Asian nations • By 2013, Tourism Australia anticipates visitors from Asia will make up 50% of inbound tourism • 23% of Australians were born overseas – about 5% in Asia • 800,00 speak an Asian language at home
We are the future • Do you know what to teach me? • Do you know what I need to learn? • And do you know how to teach me? • Are you confident that you can design a curriculum which will equip me to live in my world?
It is now time to move beyond just occasionally peppering our lessons with examples of food, stories, music or costumes from Asian countries, to clearly articulating what outcomes we want students to achieve and designing learning experiences that enable and encourage students to achieve them.
Timelines and Roadmaps Making connections between you and Asia Individually create a timeline to represent the ‘presence’ of connections with Asia in your life from birth to present. Indicate significant events and periods associated with the Asian ‘presence’ in your life – at home, school and in the community – consider food, leisure, clothes, religion………
Timelines and Roadmaps Making connections between you and Asia • What is your desired future with Asia? • Personal life • Socioeconomic future
“It is impossible to conceive of a future Australian Education system that does not take the study of Asia seriously.” Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, AEF Forum, May 2008 Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia
Australia – India Teacher Exchange Programme • Global Classroom Project • Support professional learning between participants • Build on collaborative nature of Study Tour through the development of a collaborative classroom project between Australian and Indian schools. • Use of web 2.0 technology to support student and teacher collaboration, communication and creativity. Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia 2
2008 Study Tours Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia 2