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					The Asia Scope and Sequence for Studies of
         Society and Environment

        Professional Learning Workshop
Aims of the workshop

 Introduce educators to the National Statement for Engaging
  Young Australians with Asia in Australian Schools (the
  National Statement) and the Asia Scope and Sequence for
  Studies of Society and Environment resource (ASSS)

 Introduce educators to new units of work developed to
  support the ASSS

 Provide opportunities for educators to reflect on current
  practice, whether in policy development, school leadership
  or classroom teaching, in relation to engaging young
  Australians with Asia through SOSE/HSIE and in Civics and
  Citizenship classrooms.
Aims of the workshop (con’t)


 Assist educators to use the National Statement and the
  ASSS in their planning to introduce or strengthen
  engagement with Asia



 Encourage educators to view the National Statement and
  the ASSSSE resource as part of a suite of interdependent
  curriculum resources that also includes the National 2006
  Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship and their
  own State/Territory curriculum
Activity 1: Why Asia?
The National Statement for Engaging Young Australians
with Asia in Australian Schools



Knowledge and understanding of Asia makes an
important contribution to:

1. Being good neighbours and responsible citizens

2. Harmonious Australia
The National Statement for Engaging Young Australians
with Asia in Australian Schools


Knowledge and understanding of Asia makes an
important contribution to:

3. Creative Australia

4. Prosperous Australia
 Key sections of, and links from, the National Statement

 Purpose of The Statement p. 3
 Australia and Asia pp. 4–6
 Defining Asia p. 7
 An Asia-engaged young Australian p. 8
 Education: Engaging young Australians with Asia,
  six interlinked elements p. 10
 Links to other national priorities pp. 13–15
 Support for studies of Asia and Australia p. 20
Activity 2: The ASSS
Purpose of the Asia Scope and Sequence for Studies
of Society and Environment


 Articulate key curriculum concepts and content
  across the compulsory years of schooling


 Provide advice and support to teachers of
  SOSE/HSIE and Civics and Citizenship in order
  to facilitate their efforts to engage young
  Australians with Asia
The Asia Scope and Sequence for Studies of Society
and Environment – and Civics and Citizenship
 ASSS incorporates aspects of the Statements of Learning
  in Civics and Citizenship (shaded on the document)

 Outlines the knowledge, skills, understandings and
  capacities that students should have the opportunity to
  learn in civics and Citizenship

 All States and Territories have agreed to implement the CC
  Statements in their curriculum

 The Statements include Australia’s links and relationships
  with the Asia- Pacific as well as other global connections.
Asia Scope and Sequence for Studies of Society and
Environment - Aspects

Four aspects underpin the and structure the ASSS:

 Time, continuity and change

 Place and Space

 Systems, Resources and Power

 Culture
The ASSS


 Also contains in the professional elaborations links to
  exemplary resources which are available to support
  Studies of Asia in the classroom.


 As well there have been developed a range of online
  material to support the ASSS. These will be extended
  over time and that is freely available and accessible to
  teachers in Australian schools
Activity 3: The Classroom
                   SOSE/HSIE Units

Lower Primary
 Place and Space - Images of Asia: Animals and their
  homes
 Culture - Small objects, family stories
 Systems, Resources and Power - Images of Asia: Rules
  and symbols

Upper Primary
 Time, Continuity and Change - Migrant stories
 Place and Space - Getting connected: What’s Asia got to do
  with me?
 Systems, Resources and Power - Voices and values:
  Citizens – You and me
                    SOSE/HSIE Units

Lower Secondary
 Time, continuity and change - Contributions from the past
 Place and Space - Water, water everywhere
 Culture- Voices and Visions Australia/Asia

Middle Secondary
 Systems, Resources and Power - Regional Communities:
  Building a sustainable future
 Time, continuity and change - Conflict and resolution
 Time, continuity and change- The Power of one – the power
  of many: Nation Building
Activity 4: The Plan
The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of
Australia
Australia's future will also depend on our ability to engage constructively
  and effectively withthe countries of the Asia Pacific.
That is why I am committed to making Australia the most Asia-literate
  country in thecollective West. By investing in Asian languages and
  cultural education in Australia's schools, my vision is for the next
  generation of Australians – businessmen and women, economists,
  accountants, lawyers, architects, artists, film-makers and performers –
  to develop language skills which open their region to them. This is part
  of our long-term vision for a fully regionally engaged Australian nation in
  this Asia-Pacific century that now unfolds before us.

Building on ASEAN's Success – Towards an Asia Pacific Community
12 August 2008

				
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