- Curriculum resources
AEF programs and resources are specifically designed to support an Asia literate curriculum for all year levels and subject areas.
Australian Curriculum update
National consultation on the Draft Australian Curriculum: Work Studies, Years 9–10 closes on 8 December 2013.
See AEF's response to ACARA Draft Australian Curriculum: Work Studies, Years 9–10 (PDF: 901 KB).
Defining Asia – a working definiton of what constitutes 'Asia'.
Select by learning area or country as listed below:
By learning area
More country pages to come.
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.