Ethical Capabilities – Fairness and Zoos (Year 3-10)


Thursday 16 September


9am – 3pm AEST 


FREE for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers 

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing

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Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place

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For teachers who want to learn from Philosophy and Ethics experts about conducting ethical discussions and how to support their students to achieve the Ethical Capability outcomes in the Victorian Curriculum.

Program description

This PD workshop is exclusive for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers. It includes interactive activities, teaching tips and resources you can use right away. 

If this workshop is not able to be held face-to-face a modified version will be held online. 

You will preview the Melbourne Zoo Ethics Trails and case studies and get the chance to develop your competency for teaching ethical issues in an engaging and non-formal education setting. You will walk away with a bag full of resources and a head full of ideas to answer the Ethical Capability outcomes. 

You will learn:  

  • By exploring the Ethics Trail and self-guided program, Ethics and Conservation, which has been specifically developed for the Melbourne Zoo 
  • From experts in the field of philosophy and ethics education from VAPS (Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools) in partnership with the Melbourne Zoo Teachers 
  • By networking with peers who are interested in the Ethical Capabilities area of the Victorian Curriculum 
  • By being challenged to develop your own understanding on the concept of fairness 

This PD supports the teaching of the Victorian Curriculum levels 3-10: Ethical Capability. 

Vegetarian morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. 

Professional standards

This PD is accredited for the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 

Standard: 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs  

You will explore a range of teaching strategies and ways to design curriculum contentthat use the Ethical Capabilities 

Standard: 3.4 Select and Use resources  

You will be guided through the Melbourne Zoo ethics trail and be provided with supporting materials 

Standard: 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities   

You will discuss with a professional teaching community including ethics and philosophy experts, school colleagues, external teachers and Zoo educators, to share ideas, approaches and resources that enhance teaching practice and student learning 

You will receive a certificate for 5 hours of professional development.