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Introducing the curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum provides a Civics and Citizenship curriculum continuum from Levels 3-10. This curriculum is organised into three strands: Government and democracy, Laws and citizens, and Citizenship, diversity and identity.  

​The Civics and Citizenship curriculum develops students’ knowledge of political and legal institutions and explores the nature of citizenship in a pluralistic liberal democracy. Students will develop general skills and capabilities such as an appreciation of diverse perspectives, empathy, collaboration, negotiation, self-awareness and intercultural understanding.

Learning in Civics and Citizenship emphasises investigating contemporary issues and developing points of views that encourage and enable students to participate in, and contribute to Australian society as active and informed citizens Contemporary issues such as debates over changes to the law, elections and Australian government responses to international events, are a means of linking what students may know from the media to the theory about democratic political and legal institutions and values such as fairness, equality, representation and accountability and citizens’ rights that underpin a democracy.

To view the Civics and Citizenship curriculum, please visit the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.

Civics and Citizenship EOI

Can you assist with the development of teaching and learning resources to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship?

We are looking for experienced teachers with interest/expertise in Civics and Citizenship who are keen to develop a new unit of learning/sequence of lessons that aligns to the Victorian Curriculum. This unit of learning/sequence of lessons would include all the teaching resources, assessment strategies, and practical advice for teachers.  

The aim of this project is to develop and share high quality resources that will support teachers to implement the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

We are looking for teachers across Year 3 – Year 10 from government, Catholic and independent schools.

What's in it for you?

You will:

  • attend the professional learning day offered through Social Education Victoria (SEV) in Term 2
  • attend professional learning to deepen your understanding of;
    • the curriculum,
    • the principles of high quality curriculum planning and assessment locating and using digital tools to enhance student learning
  • be provided with feedback on your resource by experts in this curriculum area, to reinforce your good practices and challenge and extend your thinking
  • share with and learn from other teachers involved in the project,
  • have a resource that is ready for you to use in your classroom and could be shared with others in your school and/or network.

What is the timeline and time commitment?

It is envisaged the total time commitment will be 7 days, spread across Term 2 to 4.

You will be required to attend:

  • Term 2
    • One day Introductory workshop
    • Civics and Citizenship professional learning day offered by SEV
  • Early Term 3
    • One day workshop reviewing and sharing ideas with other teachers involved in the project in.
  • Term 4
    • One day workshop to moderate  resources and  review materials for publication

There willalso be 3 days for planning and writing up the resource between the first and last workshops.

Project phases

  1. Familiarity / getting started
  2. Development of the resource
  3. Teach or implement the resource in your school
  4. Moderate student work
  5. Write up and reflection on developing the resource

Will you get time release to undertake this project?

There will be 7 days of CRT provided to your school to enable you to be part of this project.

If you are based in a regional or rural area you will be provided with accommodation and travel reimbursement so you can attend the workshops, outlined above. 

What has prompted this project?

The aim of this project is to support the effective implementation of the new Victorian Curriculum F-10 Civics and Citizenship learning area and support teacher professional learning in using the curriculum to develop units of learning and assessment.

What to do next?

If you are interested please:

Steps:    

  1. Discuss this with the principal of your school and obtain his or her agreement to your participation in the project
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest using the online form.

The closing date for the EOI is 26th of February.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact

Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics and Citizenship), VCAA
(03) 9032 1694
martin.gerard.f@edumail.vic.gov.au

Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Civics and Citizenship curriculum is available:

Introducing Civics and Citizenship (pptx - 317.61kb)

Contact us

Gerard Martin, Curriculum Manager
martin.gerard.f@edumail.vic.gov.au
(03) 9032 1694​