About respectful relationships
What is Respectful Relationships education? (docx - 38.29kb) (transcript)
Respectful relationships education focuses on building and
promoting gender equity in relationships and challenging of gender stereotypes.
Respectful relationships education is about tackling family violence. Teaching
and learning about respectful relationships is an essential part of a whole
school approach to the prevention of gender-based violence.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 provides the basis for teaching and
learning about respectful relationships.
The Victorian Curriculum identifies the knowledge, skills and
understandings for students to be able to engage in respectful relationships.
importance of teaching Respectful Relationships education was highlighted in
the evidence and findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence which
recommended that respectful relationships education be mandated in Victorian
schools. The Government has accepted this recommendation and through the
Department of Education and Training is providing extensive information and support
for schools to implement respectful relationships education including an
online Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships course that has an
explicit focus on the use of the Resilience, Rights and Respectful
Relationships teaching and learning materials. The Resilience, Rights and
Respectful Relationships course covers the following topics:
- Module 1: Taking a whole school approach
- Module 2: Fostering positive relationships
- Module 3: Understanding social and emotional learning
- Module 4: Using the classroom resources (Topics 1-6)
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