ERIC Number: ED474131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Australia Fair: Teaching and Learning for a More Socially Just Australia.
This middle school curriculum guide provides support for teaching and learning about issues related to achieving a fair and just Australian society. An Introduction, the first and core chapter, introduces information, concepts, teaching strategies, and thinking tools used throughout the materials. The materials support learning areas for health and physical education and studies of society and environment. Organized into four main chapters ("Australia Fair?", "Work", "Health", and "Education"), the guide offers teaching activities accompanied by student materials to stimulate discussion and further research. Each chapter is designed to investigate topics in the past, present, and future. The guide's approach provides students with a historical context, opportunities to critically analyze what is happening today, and the means to envisage a better tomorrow. The materials give students opportunities to practice a range of essential cross-curriculum skills, including interacting positively with others, gaining group and team skills, and developing literacy. Appendices are: (1) "Resources" (Extracts from SOSE and H&PE statements, Figures/tables/graphics); (2) "Acronyms Explained"; and (3) "Medical Glossary." (BT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Education, Employment, Foreign Countries, Health, Middle Schools, Social Environment, Social Influences, Student Research
South Australia Dept. of Education/Training & Employment, 31 Flinders StreetGPO Box 1152, Adelaide, South Australia, SA 5001. Tel: 03-9207-9600; Fax: 03-9639-1616; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.curriculum.edu.au.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Australia Dept. of Education, Training, and Employment, Adelaide.
Identifiers - Location: Australia