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In this illustration the focus teacher, Lynn Jennison, delivers a Professional Learning workshop at Melbourne Zoo for primary teachers. The teacher demonstrates creating art works with an Asia focus and shows teachers how to incorporate Asia into their Arts programs. She discusses her experiences of Asia including travel, study programs and work done at school.

The teacher is a Primary Arts coordinator and studies of Asia Arts specialist. She has travelled extensively throughout Asia, participated in study programs to Asia, delivered numerous studies of Asia Art workshops for a range of networks and organisations including: DEECD and the National Gallery of Victoria, and is completing a Masters in studies of Asia Arts.

Dingley Village Primary School is in the southeast of Melbourne. The school is using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and has aligned its Teacher Performance and Development Process to align with the AITSL framework. 
Teachers at this school observe each other’s lessons and work collaboratively towards achieving student change. Teachers are encouraged and supported by school leadership to extend their knowledge and skills.
The focus teacher is a lead teacher in the school and has been charged with developing studies of Asia, primarily in the Arts but has worked across the whole school as well.
  • Can you tell us about your school and what you have recently been working on in terms of the studies of Asia?
  • What opportunities, structures and processes does your school use to incorporate studies of Asia?
  • In what ways do you support your colleagues to embed studies of Asia into their programs?
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Offline package - Leading professional learning in Asia literacy