Text We live in a diverse world: Indonesia

TLF ID M018190

This is an online resource providing an overview of Indonesia including geography, people, history, economy and living conditions, as well as looking at the problem of inequality. It highlights the interconnections between Australia and Indonesia, explaining how the Australian Government and Non-Government Organisations such as World Vision Australia work to improve the wellbeing of Indonesians living in poverty. The resource provides photographs and moving images of diverse scenes in Indonesia, a video that includes an interview with the head of AusAID Indonesia, and a section discussing Australian overseas aid in general. The resource has student activities throughout and provides a map of Indonesia, examples of newspaper extracts illustrating the connections between Australia and Indonesia and a list of resources.

Educational details

Educational value
  • The resource is of significant value in supporting the Geography curriculum for year 10, particularly for the content description in Geographies of human wellbeing referring to the role of international and national government and non-government organisations; initiatives in improving human wellbeing in Australia and other countries. The resource provides a section on Australian aid and development which explains the three types of international aid and outlines the types of aid and development work carried out by non-government organisations (NGOs). It includes a graph showing the top 10 recipients of AusAID funding in 2012-2013 and a table showing NGO community donations to Indonesia from 2005 to 2011. This resource is of value in supporting the Geography curriculum for years 6; 8 and 9 particularly for the content descriptions in A diverse and connected world referring to the various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places; the content description in Changing nations referring to causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region; and the content description in Geographies of interconnections referring to ways that places and people are interconnected with other places through trade in goods and services. The resource provides a good introduction to the interconnections between Australia and Indonesia. The resource supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the organising idea about sustainable patterns of living relying on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems. It is also relevant to the Asia and Australias engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, particularly the organising idea that Australians play a significant role in social, cultural, political and economic developments in the Asia region.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: World Vision Australia
  • Organization: World Vision Australia
  • URL: http://www.worldvision.com.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: World Vision Australia
  • Organization: World Vision Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.worldvision.com.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Video
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