Values for Australian Schooling resources
1. Building Values Across the Whole School
2. Supporting Student Wellbeing Through Values Education
3. Values Education in Intercultural and Global Contexts
Values for Australian Schooling Kit
Values-centred Schools – A Guide
World of Values
National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools
Values Education and the Australian Curriculum
Values Curriculum Resources

1. Building Values Across the Whole School

Building Values Across the Whole School forms part of the Values for Australian Schooling resource series, funded by the Australian Government, to support schools in implementing the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools. The resource consists of two components: primary and secondary Teaching and Learning Units and a Professional Learning Program. Matrices with the title, a brief overview, explicit values focus and key learning areas for each of the Teaching and Learning Units are available for downloading at the end of this page. Also the contents page of the Professional Learning Program.

A copy of Building Values Across the Whole School was delivered to Principals at all Australian schools in early May 2009. Additional copies may also be downloaded by schools from Scootle.

Should you need further assistance with accessing the resources please contact the Values Education Team at: (03) 9207 9600 or email valuesresources@curriculum.edu.au 

Teaching and Learning Units

Building_cover_primary.jpgBuilding Values Across the Whole School: Teaching and Learning Units is designed to assist schools and teachers to integrate values within key learning areas of the school curriculum.

The Teaching and Learning Units aim to:

  • assist schools to provide values in a planned, explicit and systematic way
  • be inclusive of the whole school community and school life
  • focus on developing student responsibility in local, national and global contexts
  • support quality teaching congruent with curriculum outcomes
  • establish safe and supportive teaching and learning environments.

 

The Teaching and Learning Units are based on the fundamental assumptions that every classroom is already a values-rich environment, that every teacher is a values educator, and every classroom is an opportunity for values teaching and learning.

There are sixteen units for primary years comprising eight units each for Early years and Middle childhood, and sixteen units for secondary years with eight units each for Early adolescence and Later adolescence. Utilising key principles of values education good practice, the units deliver a sequence of teaching and learning activities and model how values concepts, understandings and practices can be integrated within curriculum contexts. The units include photocopiable student worksheets, lists of resources and advice on approaches to assessment.

Professional Learning Program

Building_cover_PLPBuilding Values Across the Whole School: Professional Learning Program promotes teacher learning about values education and supports teachers as they impart values within all areas of the curriculum. Working from the premise that every teacher is a values educator, the Professional Learning Program aims to develop each teacher as an effective and confident values educator in the classroom. The focus is on integrating values education within teaching and learning through everyday curriculum, pedagogy and classroom interactions.

The Professional Learning Program is designed to help school-based facilitators deliver professional learning in local school settings that will support:

  • teacher knowledge and understanding of values education
  • teacher knowledge and understanding of how to integrate values education in curriculum and classroom practice
  • opportunities to explore the implementation of values education

 

The program consists of three modules, photocopiable resource sheets and PowerPoint® slides.

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Download matrices outlining the contents of the teaching and learning units for Building Values Across the Whole School