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


Thursday 16 September


1.30pm – 3.30pm AEST 


FREE for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers 

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This all-day onsite workshop is now being hosted as a two-hour online workshop on Zoom. 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.

Use this two-hour online PD workshop to include real-life ethical discussions and scenarios in your teaching. You will meet teachers from Zoo Victoria and Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools (VAPS). You will learn how to weave Ethical Capabilities into your curriculum and access a zoo case study that focuses on the concept of fairness. There will be time given for screen breaks and group conversation.

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

Professional standards

You will receive a certificate for two hours of professional development aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 3.2, 3.4 and 7.4:

Standard: 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

You will explore a range of teaching strategies and ways to design curriculum content that 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 share ideas, educational approaches and resources with a professional teaching community including science experts, school colleagues, external teachers and Zoo Teachers.