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Curriculum
This section is a resource for those in schools developing curriculum and policies in the area of justice education.
Please feel free to submit teaching ideas, units of work, policies in these areas or other related material.
All you need do is email us with the material attached and we will upload it. The more material submitted, the better our resources for all.
Submit material to Michael Harrison mharriso@padua.melb.catholic.edu.au

by Peter Morrissey

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In academic subjects where students learn skills and approaches to problem solving there are particular approaches that we can take to allow for individual differences in students.

These differences may take the form of different levels of ability, a variety of background experiences with the subject and/or different ways in which students respond to particular approaches to teaching and learning.

Once a teacher has identified the learning level and background of particular students, he/she can instigate a variety of teaching approaches in an attempt to cater for individual differences.



An example of a school outreach or justice policy, including principles and processes for outreach activities.

The Siena Community has also developed a reconciliation statement. This has been approved by a Wurundjeri elder and is being commissioned during Reconciliation Week, a plaque containing the statement will be hung in a prominent area of the school.

Justice issues can be integrated into many aspects of VCE courses in senior school RE programs. An example of this is the International Politics study design.

A unit of work appropriate for Year 9 or 10 students in Catholic schools.

An assessment piece on Caritas Australia appropriate for Year 9 or 10 students in Catholic schools.

Holy Spirit Primary School challenged students to think about the plight of refugees who come to Australia with great hopes of a new life, only to find themselves imprisoned in detention centres.
Below are a selection of student letters responding to the situation.