Imagine you could influence what students learn in schools across Australia? .....................................................................(just waiting for you to finish imagining.........done? sweet.) There is no need to imagine anymore! Fill out this survey by answering questions that rely on your opinion and experience as a current or former student to tell decision makers what you want to see taught in Aussie classrooms. Hell easy. Hell yeah.
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Australia is getting a new curriculum that some schools are already using. The “Civics and Citizenship” subject which sometimes sits in Geography or SOSE or HSIE (different names in different states) is being developed in response to reports which claim that younger generation Australians are apathetic about social issues and disengaged from their community. What? I hear you ask - that is so not true! And yes, we totally agree with you.
Of the 2.27 million young people in Australia who are aged between 18 and 24 and therefore eligible to vote, reports show that only just over half (63%) are enrolled to do so. Some have said that this is reflective of an immature & lazy ‘i’ generation who don’t want to spend their personal time to volunteer, fundraise, contribute to or participate in their own community.”
Don't like the attitude? Well, you have a way to do something about it. You know and we know that young people (like you and your friends) ARE socially minded and DO engage with society, however the ways in which we choose to engage is often totally different and unique to other ways that just aren't relevant to us. We use social media for one thing.
So, follow the links throughout this blog post to ACARA’s (get ready for the long name of this organisation: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) survey page and have your say in the discussion regarding youth participation.