On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Critique approaches to Citizenship Education to evaluate the use of inclusive strategies and the perspectives and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultural and social minority groups.
- Recommend teaching strategies that develop positive dispositions towards active citizenship and participatory democratic process for primary school-aged learners.
- Justify the use of strategies for establishing respectful learning environments in which individual and group differences are valued.
- Assess and critically reflect on learning processes to explain how they promote engagement and participation, improve student learning and develop positive values towards creating sustainable futures.
- Select and use resources that support higher order thinking and facilitate effective group participation, planning and decision-making processes.
Successful completion of the unit Sustainability through Active Citizenship provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4 and 4.1.
Assessment tasks for this unit may be included in a portfolio and used to demonstrate progress towards meeting the standards at Graduate career stage with evidence specifically related to effective teaching for active and informed citizenship and values education. Unit assessment also provides evidence of competence in meeting the ICT elaborations of these standards.