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The Social Educators Association of Queensland (SEAQ) is the state professional body for social educators and community members interested in the advancement of social education in Queensland.

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Invitation to Teachers to Write or Present for SEAQ

If you are a teacher who has had experience in teaching in the Humanities learning area and would be interested in sharing your knowledge and expertise with other teachers in the form of presentations, articles or resources, SEAQ would like to hear from you.  SEAQ has provided some documents to assist you to send in your offer.

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Upcoming Events

    • 27 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Central Queensland University Campus, 160 Ann Street Brisbane City

    Pedagogies for Civics and Citizenship

    Teacher PD-Years 3-10

    SEAQ Civics PD flyer 2017.docx

    Are you teaching Civics and Citizenship this year or planning to implement it next year? 

    The achievement standards for Civics and Citizenship require that students investigate issues, draw conclusions and suggest possible actions to resolve an issue. The essence of a healthy democracy is open dialogue about issues of public concern. An integral part of the training of young citizens, therefore, includes the discussion of social, political, environmental and economic policies which may sometimes be controversial.

    The suggested pedagogies emphasise teaching strategies suitable for the crucial elements of the inquiry model that involve critical thinking, democratic decision making, and creative problem solving from an ethical stance, including pondering actions that consider the Common Good. The intention is to develop habits of mind in students that will benefit them throughout their lives when they are confronted by issues and the need to make decisions. The pedagogies also embed the General Capabilities of Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability and Ethical understanding.

     The workshop is suitable for all Year levels 3-10, with an opportunity for teachers in Band groups or Year levels to consider suitable issues and apply strategies to their own level.

    Why? - Many teachers have no background in this curriculum area, but we are all expected to help realise the National Goal that "all students will become active and informed citizens". (Melbourne Declaration, 2008, p.9)

    When?  - Saturday 27th May 2017

    What time? – 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Registration from 8.30. Morning tea will be provided.

    Where? – Central Queensland University Campus, 160 Ann St City.  The venue is close to Central Station and the King George Square car park and Bus Station.

    Cost?  - Members $33; non-members $44; pre-service teachers $15 (incls GST)

    A QCT compliant certificate will be made available.

    Please register on the SEAQ website: www.seaq.org.au

    Due date for registration : Tuesday 23rd May

What's Happening?

National Sorry Day May 26th
The first National Sorry Day was held on May 26, 1998, which was one year after the tabling of a report about the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, which makes this the 20th Anniversary. The report was known as Bringing Them Home

Sorry Day Time and Date Site

Sorry Day Song by Archie Roach

Kevin Rudd's Apology Speech

Reconciliation Week 

Humanities' Teaching

Critical Thinking for Democracy

The essence of a healthy democracy is open dialogue about issues of public concern. An integral part of the training of young citizens, therefore, includes the discussion of controversial social, political, environmental and economic policies. 

How can we prepare students to be so well-informed that they will take participation seriously?

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Top Stories

AGM Guest Speaker - Mr Simon Doble - Solar Buddy Program

At the SCEAA/SEAQ conference last year, one of the most popular presentations was given by Mr Simon Doble, the co-founder and CEO of the Buddy2Buddy program, which is now one of the key suppliers of renewable energy to aid agencies around the world. 

 His program involves informing Australian children about the results of energy poverty and about solutions through renewable energy in the form of solar lights. 

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Social Educators' Association of Queensland

64 Raptor Parade, Banksia Beach. Qld 4507

Mobile : 0409613612

Email: seaqinfo@gmail.com

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