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DR EMMA THOMAS - WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019

THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF (NOT) CHANGING THE WORLD: PROMOTING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

STAFF IN PRIMARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS INCLUDING LEADERSHIP, WELLBEING COORDINATORS, COUNSELLORS, AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS - TWILIGHT SESSION

PRESENTED BY DR EMMA THOMAS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Nelson Mandela famously observed that education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world. But how can world changing behaviours be fostered directly, in the classroom? In this workshop we will consider the mechanics of how to promote civic engagement in the classroom and beyond. The workshop will be interactive and will focus on providing evidence-based approaches to understanding and promoting civic engagement (including volunteerism and activism). This workshop is intended for school staff working with students, or those involved in supporting student wellbeing or student civic engagement.

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • An understanding of the psychological processes through which people engage with social justice issues and develop a “civic identity”
  • Practical strategies for the teaching of social issues to promote civic engagement in the classroom and beyond
  • Awareness of how civic engagement can foster personal wellbeing for your students

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Event Properties

Event Date 22/05/2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 22/05/2019 6:00 pm
Register by 20/05/2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00 GST INC
Location The Highway
$80.00


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