The Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) states its aims for schooling that "all Australian Schools students acquire the knowledge and skills to participate in society and employment in a globalised economy".
To fulfil this aim, students are expected to be equipped with:
- knowledge, values and attitudes that enable them to become tolerant, connected, respectful and socially inclusive members of their society to allow them to be active and informed citizens; and
- skills, ability and resilience that promotes their social, emotional and physical wellbeing to develop confident, engaged learners.
In light of this, the Australian Government has put forward a $5.46 million package for the following activities within the Values Education Program, one of which is the National Partnerships Projects.
JCQTA has received funding through the partnership with AJCQPTA and DEEWR to deliver quality professional development surrounding Values Education. Values Education incorporates the areas of:
- Resilience and positive education
- Student well-being
- UNESCO / Earth sustainability charter
- Civics and citizenship education
- Community driven social inclusion
- Indigenous, interfaith and intercultural approaches
- Improvement of academic outcomes
- Service learning
SOSEAQ has taken this on, on behalf of JCQTA. They have organised an exciting range of activities and presentations for our annual August forum. Please see below for the forum flyer.
Caroline Brooks attended the National Values Conference on behalf of JCQTA, earlier this year. Please find her conference report below.