Asia Education Foundation

 

AEF programs and resources are specifically designed to support an Asia literate curriculum for all year levels and subject areas.

Defining Asia – a working definiton of what constitutes 'Asia'.

 

Digitally curated resources

Access Asia-focussed digital content lists created by AEF support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum.

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The Arts

Mathematics

Science

 

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Defining Asia

Defining the countries of Asia is a contested matter. Teachers and students might use this topic as the basis for research and discussion.

'Asia' can be defined in geographical terms, but it can also be described in terms of cultural, religious, historical and linguistic boundaries or commonalities. 

In Australian schools, Asia is likely to be included in the sub-regions of:

  • North-East Asia—including China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan

  • South-East Asia—including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • South Asia—including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

  • Pacific Islands—including the Pacific culture regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics includes the countries known as the Middle East in its definition.

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