The teacher has taught for three years and has a doctorate in English literature. She is very confident teaching English literature content; however, she is less confident teaching about Asia due to limited experience in this content area. While the teacher is a capable teacher, she is not “connected” to Asia and she is unfamiliar with texts from or about the countries of Asia.
St Mary’s College is a Catholic school in Hobart, it was founded in 1868 and provides a K-12 education for girls (K-2 for boys). The school is currently implementing the Australian Curriculum subjects: English, History, Mathematics, Science and Geography including the three cross-curriculum priorities. This illustration focused on Jane’s first foray into the Asia priority. St Mary’s College is formally implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers through its Professional Review process.