Curriculum and Theme Links

 

The National Science Curriculum The Australian Curriculum. Assessment and Reporting Authority, ACARA http://www.acara.edu.au/default.asp Download the National Curriculum Board Shape of the National Curriculum: Science PDF

Professional organisations

Other relevant links

Values Education

 The two most relevant to the work of the Foundation are:

  • Care and Compassion
  • Integrity

Care for self and others

Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct; ensure consistency between words and deeds

Doing Your Best
Respect

Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, and pursue excellence. Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person’s point of view.

Federal Government Civics and Citizenship  http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/

The national Standards for Civics and Citizenship http://www.curriculum.edu.au/cce/

The relevant content:

  • The capacity to clarify and critically examine values and principles that underpin Australia’s democracy and the ways in which these contribute to a fair and just society and a sustainable future
  • The knowledge, skills and values that support active citizenship and the capacity to act as informed and responsible citizens
  • An appreciation of the influence of media and information and communication technologies on the views and actions of citizens and governments

Victoria also has Interpersonal Development http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/interpersonal/index.html

Media Studies- Countering the messages of the mass media

Children and teens are presented with many heroes and role models nowadays, mainly through the media. Sport, TV, Film and popular music are the most highlighted areas that young people turn to for inspiration. Schools and parents are aware of the power of these representations of fame and that many of them do not inspire our young people in positive ways, in fact the often shallow and glitzy “celebrities” many young Australian admire have few personal traits that allow them to be called heroes.

In Media Studies students study the representation of values in the media, the true nature of heroism, what inspires us as individuals and a community and how we can critically analyse media and other texts.

For further information and teaching resources explore

The Australian Teachers of Media ATOM http://www.metromagazine.com.au/index.html

The lessons have been written by education experts from The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, ACHPER Victoria http://www.achper.vic.edu.au/ and Lee Burton, imMEDIAte issues http://immediateissues.com.au/

With contributions from the Science Teachers of Victoria, STAV http://www.stav.org.au/