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What is an Asia-focused Civics and Citizenship curriculum?

The Australian Curriculum for Civics and Citizenship provides opportunities for students to learn explicit content about Asia.

In the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship, the priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia provides rich and engaging opportunities for developing students’ civics and citizenship knowledge, understanding and skills.

In particular, the curriculum recognises that Australia’s engagement with Asia has the capacity to build understanding and appreciation of diversity within Australian society and contribute to harmonious local, regional and global communities.

In examining what shapes personal and national identity, students are encouraged to investigate the cultural or religious groups to which Australians of Asian heritage belong.

In studying Australian citizenship, students have an opportunity to explore the experiences of people of Asian heritage who have migrated to Australia and taken up Australian citizenship.

Students can also have opportunities to reflect on how Australians can participate in the Asia region as active and informed citizens.

From Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia in the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship.

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