12 awards of $350 are available for successful submissions which will be published on the SCEAA website
SCEAA invites its members to submit original sequences of lessons/units of work which outline good practice in civics and citizenship teaching and active citizenship which will be published on the SCEAA website.
There is evidence that Civics and Citizenship is struggling to secure curriculum space in many Australian schools, despite its status within the Australian Curriculum. One of the reasons for this is an absence of current professional learning and examples of good practice in planning for active citizenship in and beyond classrooms, which is something SCEAA wants to address through providing support for classroom and beginning teachers.
Successful submissions of work will: - constitute a developed unit of study/sequence of lessons (at least 5) about civics and citizenship; - reference the Australian Curriculum and be adaptable to different school contexts; - incorporate a rationale and specific learning outcomes; - consider the differentiated learning needs of students; - incorporate all necessary support materials (e.g. work sheets and assessment rubrics); - include opportunities for students to be active and informed citizens (often via community involvement); - incorporate engaging forms of assessment.
There will be up to twelve awards of $350 available for successful submissions by SCEAA members, from both primary and secondary schools.
The window for submissions will be open from 1 March until 30 November 2019. Submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted by at least two SCEAA Executive Committee members.
Some submissions may be returned to proposers with feedback/suggestions for enhancement before being published.