EDUC8881 Studies of Asia Across the Curriculum: An Introduction
This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2020.
Topic Not Available in 2020
1 x 4-day intensive workshop per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDAS8001, EDAS8002, EDUC9881 has been successfully completed
This topic introduces participants to some of the key themes and issues relevant to an understanding of Asia in the contemporary world, including analysis of the concepts and definitions of Asia, Asian contributions to the world and Australia's relations with and place in Asia. It also covers the policy and curriculum frameworks that affect the development of school level programs in studies of Asia, along with a range of suggested teaching and learning strategies.
The topic aims to:
assist teachers to understand the reasons for, principles, and goals of studies of Asia across the curriculum, as established through relevant policy frameworks
challenge assumptions and stereotypical views regarding Asia, while supporting teachers, school leaders and curriculum advisors to implement studies of Asia in classroom contexts
Expected learning outcomes
As a result of completing this topic, it is expected that students will be able to:
demonstrate knowledge of:
various views about what is meant by the term 'Asia' in geographical, historical, cultural and economic terms
selected aspects of a range of Asian societies and cultures
contemporary developments in the Asian region, and their significance for Australia
stereotypes that remain obstacles to the achievement of an understanding of modern Asia
formulate a clear rationale for teaching studies of Asia in Australian schools
evaluate relevant curriculum frameworks with regard to their potential for incorporating a balance of studies of Asia
develop and implement appropriate teaching and learning activities
develop and apply criteria for the selection and use of resource materials to support studies of Asia
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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