Digital Program | Zoos and Behaviour Change

Year levels

VCE

Cost

$180 per class of 30 students

Availability

Online workshop: Monday to Wednesday

Student Ratio

1 adult for every 30 students

Deep-dive into how psychology concepts can help you to promote pro-conservation behaviour change in a real-world context. Ethics, Zoos and You: Behaviour Change explores science as a human endeavour and provides insights into how psychology skills and knowledge are used in wildlife conservation.

Program Description

VCE Psychology Unit 2

Each program includes a 30-minute online workshop with a Zoo Teacher and a teaching guide filled with activities for your scope and sequence. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have direct access to your own expert Zoo Teacher and unique zoo content.

Students explore key knowledge in Unit two; how Zoos Victoria applies the tri-component model to influence and shape the behaviour of our visitors. Through the analysis of one of Zoos Victoria's community conservation projects, students will consider contemporary research and their understanding of group behaviour, to examine the project and its effectiveness in encouraging visitors to take conservation actions. 

Students will learn: 

  • Factors which influence people to behave in particular ways 
  • The application of the Tri Component Model of Attitudes in a real life context 
  • Limitations of the Tri Component Model of Attitudes 
  • The effectiveness of a Zoos Victoria conservation campaign and the potential barriers 

Want to come face-to-face with our incredible wildlife and extend your students' learning in their environment? Book in an excursion to one of our three amazing zoos.

Program sequence

Before your online workshop

Connect   

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide and Workbook (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their zoo visit. 

During your online workshop

Connect and Understand 

Students take on the role of Zoo’s Victoria’s Animal Ethics Committee to debate a current ethical dilemma. In addition students will apply key knowledge in Unit 2, exploring how Zoos Victoria applies the tri-component model to influence and shape visitor behaviour. 

After your online workshop

Understand 

Use activities in the Teaching Guide and Workbook to deepen students’ learning. 

Act 

Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Learning Outcomes

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) – Psychology

Unit 2: How do external factors influence behaviour and mental processes?

Area of Study 2: How are people influenced to behave in particular ways?

  • Through the analysis of one of Zoos Victoria's community conservation projects, students will explore how Zoos Victoria applies the tri-component model to influence and shape the behaviour of our visitors

Online workshop details

Your online workshop will be hosted on Zoom.   

All you need is a computer or device with internet access.

During the exclusive online workshop for your class, you will be able use the camera and microphone functions.  

Students can also communicate with a Melbourne Zoo Teacher by typing in the Chat  box.  

We will send out a link to join the program to the teacher that booked.

Join us ten minutes before your start time. Arriving early will enable us to check any tech issues and start your session on time.  

Book now

Call 1300 966 784 to book an online workshop.   

Credit card payment at time of booking. Cancellation must be made at least 10 business days prior to your booked workshop. If not, a cancellation fee of $180 will be invoiced.