AST1000/e-Learning activities/Country profile

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Country profile
Summary: Researching, selecting and preparing a country profile
3.5 to 4 hours
Activity 2.2
Linked to Assignment 1

Start here

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Stimulus resources
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  • To identify and become more familiar with a country of your choice located in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • This e-learning activity also requires you to become familiar with database searches and navigating your way around available information.


  1. Select the country you wish to investigate further. (You may want to revisit our list of Asia-Pacific countries).
  2. Using your country as a search term, begin researching information on your selected country. You should read widely about your country, noting points of interest about your country.
  3. Prepare your country profile by responding (about 150-250 words total) to the following criteria:
    • Name of country:
    • Style of government:
    • Interesting information about your country you weren’t aware of:

(You should use full referencing details acknowledging the sources you used to prepare your response.)

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Learning outcome actions
  1. Using the 'E-learning activity and Personal Reflection e-Portfolio', upload your country profile described in Step 3) above. This should be completed no later than the close (Friday) of Week 2.
  2. Please enter any useful online sources you accessed during this e-learning activity into the Regional Relations Source Repository located on the Study Desk.
  3. The e-moderator will add an overview of the comments after the closing date for submissions.