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Student webinars for this program run every week on Thursdays from October 6th 2020. Times are detailed below.

Through the analysis of a community conservation project, students will explore how Zoos Victoria applies the tri-component model of attitudes to influence and shape visitor behaviour. This program supports VCE Psychology Unit 2, Area of Study 2.

Program Description

Zoos Victoria is offering free Virtual Excursions programs. Each excursion comes with a teaching guide, activities and a student webinar. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have an expert educator working remotely to talk directly to you.

In Zoos and Behaviour Change, VCE Psychology students will learn how Zoos Victoria uses behaviour change to achieve better conservation outcomes for wildlife. Students will examine the effectiveness of a community conservation project called ‘Don’t Palm Us Off’, which encourages group behaviour around the use of palm oil. 

Students will learn: 

  • Factors which influence people to behave in particular ways 
  • Introduction to each component of the tri-component model of attitudes 
  • How the tri-component model of attitudes is used in a real life context 
  • Limitations of the tri-component model of attitudes 
  • The step-by-step process involved in planning a conservation project and how to assess its effectiveness 

Student Webinar

Zoos and Behaviour Change includes a free 30-minute student webinar. A Zoo teacher will run a workshop for your students and answer their questions. Students won’t be on camera and will type their questions and ideas. 

Webinars run every week from Tuesday 6th October 2020:

  • Thursdays 4:15pm - 4:45pm AEDT

Program Resources

In addition to the student webinar, this Virtual Excursion includes the following teaching resources:  

Teaching guide – instructions for activities to do before and after your webinar  

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Student workbook – support for your students’ learning  

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Virtual Excursions FAQ  frequently asked questions about our Virtual Excursions  

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Learning Outcomes

VCE Psychology Unit 2 - Area of Study 2, Outcome 2

Key knowledge: 

  • Through the analysis of a Zoos Victoria community conservation project, students will explore how the tri-component model of attitudes is applied to influence and shape the behaviour of visitors.