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Studies of Asia

Voices and Visions: Texts for the Senior English Classroom
Voices and Visions: Texts for the Senior English Classroom Professional Development Programme
Snapshots of Asia Series
Impressions, Reflections, Dimensions
Voices and Values: Citizenship in Asia
Studies of Asia Curriculum Support Document

 

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Voices and Visions: Texts for the Senior English Classroom

The Voices and Visions: Texts for the Senior English Classroom CD-ROMs comprise a series of four CD-ROMs (each of which presents authentic and topical materials from an Asian country on CD-ROM) for senior secondary students in English classes. It aims to promote cross-cultural understanding and communication through the critical analysis of texts.

The award winning Voice and Visions from Indonesia and Voices and Visions from China CD-ROMs were distributed to all secondary schools in Australia in 2001 and 2002 respectively. Voices and Visions from Japan, the third in the series, was released and distributed in July 2003. The CD-ROM was sent to the Principal or Senior English Coordinator of all secondary schools with the exception of government schools in the ACT and Catholic schools in the ACT and Victoria who have their own distribution arrangements.

Enquiries regarding your school's CD-ROM should be referred to the following personnel.

State/Territory
Government Schools
Catholic Schools
Independent Schools
ACT Ms. Kratai Visityuthasart, Studies of Asia/LOTE Adviser, Department of Education, Youth & Family Services, Canberra (Tel: 02-6207 5111) Mr. Rod Goodisson, Catholic Education Office, Canberra (Tel: 02-6234 5455) School Principal
Victoria Senior English Coordinator Ms. Jill Wilson, Asia Education Foundation, Melbourne (Email: j.wilson@asialink.unimelb.edu.au) (Tel: 03-8344 4800) School Principal
NSW School Principal Senior English Coordinator School Principal
NT Senior English Coordinator Senior English Coordinator School Principal
SA Senior English Coordinator Senior English Coordinator School Principal
Qld Senior English Coordinator Senior English Coordinator School Principal
WA Senior English Coordinator Senior English Coordinator School Principal
Tasmania Senior English Coordinator Senior English Coordinator School Principal

For all other enquiries regarding the Voices and Visions CD-ROM project, please forward them to: nalsas@dest.gov.au

A professional development programme to support English teachers to incorporate these electronic resources into their senior English courses has been developed.

 

Voices and Visions: Texts for the Senior English Classroom Professional Development Programme

The professional development programme aims to support English teachers to incorporate the electronic resources, Voices and Visions CD-ROMs, into their English courses. The programme comprises:

  • an online tutorial

  • a one-day Train-the-Trainer programme which has been developed and delivered in each State and Territory in 2002.

The Trainers' notes for this programme are available on the Access Asia website.

 

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Snapshots of Asia Series

Snapshots of Asia consists of a set of six big books and a teacher's guide for lower and middle primary classes. The books include full colour photographs, fact files, board games and stories of daily life. Capturing the distinctive physical and cultural aspects of life in China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, the texts are designed to develop reading, writing and listening skills.

Online support relating to Snapshots of Asia is available on the Access Asia website.

Professional development workshops relating to this product is available on the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

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Impressions: Texts from Asia for the Lower Secondary English Classroom

This anthology contains colour graphics, ancient/contemporary poetry, epics, visual texts, novel extracts and memoirs. Each text has been selected for its capacity to prompt and promote discussion of the experiences and concepts of Asia it represents. Texts are accompanied by activities that involve critical reading, oral activities, roleplay and writing in various genres.

Online support relating to Impressions is available on the Access Asia website.

Professional development workshops relating to this product are available from the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

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Reflections: Texts from Asia for the Middle Secondary English Classroom

This anthology presents written and visual texts in a wide variety of genres as a means of stimulating greater appreciation of the cultures and peoples of the Asia region. Factual, fantastical, tragic and comic, the texts and accompanying activities have been designed to address the development of speaking, listening, reading, viewing, and writing skills.

Online support relating to Reflections is available on the Access Asia website.

Professional development workshops relating to this product are available on the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

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Dimensions: Texts from Asia for the Upper Secondary English Classroom

This publication presents written and visual texts in a wide variety of genres to stimulate greater appreciation of the cultures and peoples of the Asia region for students involved in upper secondary English programmes. Each text contributes to the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing skills.

Online support relating to Dimensions is available on the Access Asia website.

Professional development workshops relating to this product are available from the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

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Voices and Values: Citizenship in Asia

Presented in magazine format with colour photographs and individual case studies that enable junior secondary students to explore the lively voices of young people of the Asia region, Voices and Values challenges students to view issues from a range of perspectives. Photographs and case studies are used to engage students in learning activities related to family, community interaction, student participation in school government, gender roles, environmental matters, population issues and national identity.

Online support relating to Voices and Values is available on the Access Asia website.

Professional development workshops relating to this product are available on the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

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Studies of Asia Curriculum Support Document

The Curriculum Support Document is a resource to assist Australian educators to develop curriculum about Asia at classroom, school and policy levels to achieve breadth, depth and sequence in studies of Asia across the curriculum. The document is designed to be relevant to the primary years of schooling, and, for secondary schools in English, Studies of Society and the Environment, and The Arts up to Year 10. This document allows for adaptation to suit local curriculum needs in each State and Territory.

For more information contact the Asia Education Foundation. A list of contacts who can provide further information is also available.

Train-the-trainer and professional development workshops relating to this product are available on the Asia Education Foundation website.

 

 
   

 


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