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With the release of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australiansfollowed by the development Australian Curriculum the importance of providing students with educational experiences that take into account the changes over the past 20 years is critical.The Australian Curriculum indicates that intercultural understandings are one of the general capabilitiesand Asia literacy (Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia) is so important that it is one of the three cross curriclulum priorities.
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Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.
Although they are inherently intellectual and creative, Monkeys at times have trouble exhibiting these qualities. When that happens, they appear to others to be confused. But nothing could be further from the truth as Monkeys thrive on being challenged. Monkeys prefer urban life to rural, and their favourite pastime is people-watching.
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Chinese Zodiac,
Year of Monkey,
Year of Fire Monkey
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