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 and teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS).
Teachers with experience in teaching the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area are invited to share knowledge and expertise in the form of presentations, articles or resources on either SEAQ's website or at SEAQ professional development events.
Enviroweek -September 10th to 16th 2017
Week of action and year of celebration.
CELEBRATE AND SHOWCASE YOUR ACTION DURING ENVIROWEEK, SEPTEMBER 10 – 16, 2017.
Ideas for primary schools to participate in this week of enviro week of action include creating a garden to improve local biodiversity, or an edible garden or setting up a recycling system to recover valuable resources or even spread the word about packing healthy waste free lunches. This supports the Cross Curriculum Priority of Sustainability.
social sciences and Humanities' Teaching
The May 2015 edition of the 'Social Educator' Journal raises the importance of young people being educated for informed and active global citizenship. The authors suggest a 2018 declaration of educational aims for Australia where “students act with moral integrity, develop specific skills of problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, empathy and collaboration, to enable a fair, sustainable, compassionate and just world. It is hoped that such an education is transformative for personal, community and global well being.” Social Educator Journal May 2015
Australian Citizenship Day
17 September 2017
Australian citizenship day occurs each year on 17 September. It is a special day to reflect on being an Australian citizen.
Australian citizenship is more than a legal status. It is our common bond that represents our shared democratic beliefs and gives us a sense of belonging and pride in our achievements as a nation.