Civics & citizenship education
At VicSRC Congress 2019, students voted Politics 101 as one of the top priorities for VicSRC to work on. Students felt that they were not learning the things they needed to know to become active and informed citizens.
VicSRC worked with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to develop student-led civics and citizenship resources. These resources were created by students, for students and focus on five topics chosen by students:
Active civic participation
These resources are mapped to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and include videos, reading, and activities for students to take action in their schools and local communities. Some of the activities include:
Reviewing one of your school’s policies in Shaping Policy Together
Making a plan to solve an issue at your school or in your community in Solving Issues
Running an election in Who gets to vote?