The Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1 Department of Education, Science and Training
The Values Education Good Practice Schools Project – Stage 1 (VEGPS) involves the funding of 26 selected clusters of schools from around Australia to design, implement and evaluate quality projects in values education which reflect and utilise the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools in local contexts.
The outcomes and learnings from these 26 cluster projects will be disseminated to the wider education community to foster better values education practice in all schools.
WA - Children and Place Mapping Group Cluster
Lance Holt School- In partnership with Kerry Street, Moerlina, Nyindumarra and Strelley Schools.
The project will build students’ attachment to place and their ability to exercise ethical judgement and social responsibility about how their place is managed. Through connecting to place and becoming active citizens in the process, students can increase their resilience, self-esteem, optimism and commitment to personal fulfilment, all values identified in the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools. It will encourage students to examine the various ways that culture, social relations, local economies and the environment can shape each other to create sustainability.
Specifically students and teachers will use conventional and digital media to develop base and overlay maps showing cultural, social, economic and ecological values of their places. The resultant compilation will show the ‘hot-spots’ or extra-special places where sustainable values and practices are most intense. Students from different schools will compare and contrast the diversity of values in relation to place and understand how others manage their relationship to place.
For more information go to www.valueseducation.edu.au/values/