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Learning objects Direct a taxi: Jakarta, Indonesia

TLF ID L6311

Join a taxi service as a controller. Explore a map to get to know landmarks in Central Jakarta. Check the traffic conditions. Give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays due to heavy traffic and a traffic accident. Find the most direct route to the destination using the map and other information provided.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply words and phrases associated with time and navigation to map travel routes and give written directions.
  • Students use spatial and contextual knowledge to provide written directions.
  • Students relate different forms of multimodal representation.
  • Students explore significant landmarks in Jakarta and aspects of Indonesian culture.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to relate navigation and temporal data presented in visual, verbal, symbolic and spatial form.
  • Includes an interactive map of Jakarta, with controls for scrolling and a key to icons.
  • Introduces cultural facts related to landmarks in Jakarta.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • english;
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Sequenced texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Cultural influences
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Alwyn Evans
    • Organisation: The Literary Institute
    • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Emmy Quinn
    • Address: Gowrie ACT 2904 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Technical implementer
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.