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Asia Literacy in the Australian Curriculum: Children's literature

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Presented at the Asia Education Foundation National Conference, using children's books to introduce intercultural understanding and Asia literacy in the Australian curriculum. Titled: But do they call them chooks in China?

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Asia Literacy in the Australian Curriculum: Children's literature

  1. 1. www.waichim.com But do they call them chooks in China? Exploring the role of children’s books in Asia literacy Wai Chim, Author & Presenter www.waichim.com
  2. 2. www.waichim.com UQP 2012 UQP 2013
  3. 3. www.waichim.com Approx 243 Chinese dialects • Mandarin • Cantonese • Hunanese • Shanghainese • Fukingnese • Taiwanese etc. CHOOK鸡
  4. 4. www.waichim.com chook jook?
  5. 5. www.waichim.com If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela
  6. 6. www.waichim.com Oliver Phommavanh
  7. 7. www.waichim.com Anh Do
  8. 8. www.waichim.com Linda Sue Park Gabrielle Wang Shaun Tan
  9. 9. www.waichim.com Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. - Robert McAfee Brown
  10. 10. www.waichim.com Thank you! Wai Chim Author & Presenter www.waichim.com Twitter: @onewpc

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