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What is an Asia capable teacher?

EXPLORE the indicators of an Asia capable teacher.

WATCH videos of Asia capable teachers in action.

CONDUCT an Asia capability survey to identify staff professional learning needs.

FACILITATE professional learning at staff meetings.

ESTABLISH professional learning communities.


What are the features of an Asia capable teacher? 

An Asia capable teacher is able to integrate and apply content knowledge of Asia, engage in professional learning and create learning environments in which Asia capability is valued.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers identifies professional knowledge of content and teaching strategies for student engagement as essential for effective learning.

The Asia Literate Teacher_v2Asia capable teacher infographic

  • Examine the infographic of an Asia capable teacher.
  • Watch the short videos (below) that demonstrate how Asia capable teachers employ teaching and learning strategies to build Asia capability in their students.

Illustrations of practice

Video of Kate Huon, McKinnon PS, teaching a Year 3 class about inventions and discoveries in China.

Video of Jane McGennisken, St Mary's College, discussing her Asia-focused English class.


As you watch these videos consider:

  • What are the features of an Asia capable teacher being demonstrated?
  • How Asia capable are the teachers at your school?
  • What features of the Asia capable teacher may need to be developed in your staff?


Images: AEF
Videos: AEF

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