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The Social Educators Association of Queensland (SEAQ) is the state professional body for social educators and community members interested in the advancement of social education in Queensland.

SEAQ aims:

  • to promote, encourage and advance the teaching and learning of Social Education (or HaSS) in Queensland at all levels of education (early childhood to tertiary),especially through the lens of Civics and Citizenship Education ;
  • to facilitate professional interaction, discussion and debate in support of effective social education for the benefit of the community, teachers and learners;
  • to provide activities that support teachers, such as seminars, newsletters and web-links to resources, as well as information about activities provided by other groups;
  • to assist members to understand educational policy-making and to attempt to influence such policies as necessary;
  • to support research about social education and cross-disciplinary learning and to encourage members to do their own research in the form of classroom-based action learning;
  • to liaise with the national body, Social and Citizenship Educators Association of Australia (SCEAA), and communicate as necessary with relevant community groups, the media and other professional associations (state, national and international) to promote the highest quality Social Education.

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   SEAQ Brochure

Please open the brochure to find out what our association is all about and how to send your membership by post to the secretary.  

Print Instructions: 

A4 Landscape, Colour, two sided, Flip on short side,Fold into trifold , Distribute, Complete and post.

Upcoming Events

    • 27 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Central Queensland University Campus, 160 Ann Street Brisbane City

    Pedagogies for Civics and Citizenship

    Teacher PD-Years 3-10

    SEAQ Civics PD flyer 2017.docx

    Are you teaching Civics and Citizenship this year or planning to implement it next year? 

    The achievement standards for Civics and Citizenship require that students investigate issues, draw conclusions and suggest possible actions to resolve an issue. The essence of a healthy democracy is open dialogue about issues of public concern. An integral part of the training of young citizens, therefore, includes the discussion of social, political, environmental and economic policies which may sometimes be controversial.

    The suggested pedagogies emphasise teaching strategies suitable for the crucial elements of the inquiry model that involve critical thinking, democratic decision making, and creative problem solving from an ethical stance, including pondering actions that consider the Common Good. The intention is to develop habits of mind in students that will benefit them throughout their lives when they are confronted by issues and the need to make decisions. The pedagogies also embed the General Capabilities of Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability and Ethical understanding.

     The workshop is suitable for all Year levels 3-10, with an opportunity for teachers in Band groups or Year levels to consider suitable issues and apply strategies to their own level.

    Why? - Many teachers have no background in this curriculum area, but we are all expected to help realise the National Goal that "all students will become active and informed citizens". (Melbourne Declaration, 2008, p.9)

    When?  - Saturday 27th May 2017

    What time? – 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Registration from 8.30. Morning tea will be provided.

    Where? – Central Queensland University Campus, 160 Ann St City.  The venue is close to Central Station and the King George Square car park and Bus Station.

    Cost?  - Members $33; non-members $44; pre-service teachers $15 (incls GST)

    A QCT compliant certificate will be made available.

    Please register on the SEAQ website:

    Due date for registration : Tuesday 23rd May

Special Days and Weeks

How can students develop the knowledge, skills, values and dispositions to be ethical, compassionate, responsible and active global citizens of the 21st Century? Resources to support teachers. 

Global Education

Digital Technologies in Social Education

Thinking and Inquiry Skills

Social Inquiry

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Melbourne Declaration of Educational Goals for Young Australians

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