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Melbourne Zoo

Empathy, Ethics and Animals Teacher Conference

How important is ethics in education? Ethical Capability is a vital part of the curriculum. It supports students to shape who they want to be, how they relate to others and what type of society they want to live in.

Explore this rich topic as we discuss the application of animal ethics and welfare in our animal interactions. Experience fun and engaging STEM based activities to incorporate ethical capabilities into any subject area or year level. Get all the inspiration you need in this day out at the zoo, hosted by Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria.

Gather ideas to improve your teaching, discover the ground breaking approaches other schools are taking, explore real-life ethics issues you can take back to the classroom and access free resources you can use right away.

In this fun day out, you’ll learn:

  • Where Ethical Capabilities fits in the curriculum
  • Examples of how Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria use ethics to care for animals
  • Ideas for integrating Ethical Capabilities into any subject area or year level
  • How to build empathy skills and inspire students to be active citizens
  • How to access a range of teacher resources and activities that you can use right away
  • The STEM skills used to address complex, real-word, conservation and animal welfare challenges

This workshop is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and links to Victorian Curriculum Levels F–10 Ethical Capability. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following:

  • Standard 2.1 – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.
  • Standard 2.2 – Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.
  • Standard 3.2 – Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies.

Hang out with us at Melbourne Zoo for the day, meet like-minded teachers and feel like part of a community who are making a difference. Catering is provided and you’ll receive a certificate for professional development hours. Don’t miss it!

For bookings call 1300 966 784