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National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools. Context and overview. © Commonwealth of Australia 2005. National Framework – released and distributed to all schools in 2005 Endorsed by all States and Territories Education Ministers

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National Framework

for Values Education

in Australian Schools

Context and overview

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005

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National Framework – released and distributed to all schools in 2005

Endorsed by all States and Territories Education Ministers

Underpins a four-year national programme which includes values education forums, Good Practice Schools Projects, professional learning and curriculum resources, national activities and partnership projects

The National Framework

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A context

A vision

Shared values for Australian schooling

Guiding principles for effective values education

Key elements and approaches that inform good practice

What’s in the National Framework?

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When they leave school students should:

have qualities of self-confidence, optimism, high self-esteem, and a commitment to personal excellence as a basis for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members (Goal 1.2);

have the capacity to exercise judgement and responsibility in matters of morality, ethics and social justice, and the capacity to make sense of their world, to think about how things got to be the way they are, to make rational and informed decisions about their own lives and to accept responsibility for their own actions (Goal 1.3).

National Goals for Schooling

in Twenty-first Century (1999)

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69 schools Australia wide engagedin action research projects

Literature research

Online survey

Led to a DraftNational Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools

Values Education Website: http://www.valueseducation.edu.au

Values Education Study (2003)

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articulating the school’s mission/ethos in consultation with the school community

developing student responsibility, resilience, social skills

incorporating values in policies and curriculum

reviewing outcomes.

Vision

All schools provide values education in a planned and systematic way by:

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… the principles and fundamental convictions which act as general guides to behaviour, the standards by which particular actions are judged as good or desirable.(J Halstead and J and M Taylor, 2000)

the ideals that give significance to our lives, that are reflected through the priorities we choose, and that we act on consistently and repeatedly. (Brian Hill, 2004)

(National Framework, p8)

What are values?

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Any explicit and/or implicit school-based activity which promotes student knowledge and understanding of values, and which develops the skills and dispositions of students so they can enact particular values as individuals and as members of the wider community.

(National Framework, p8)

What is values education?

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Care and Compassion

Doing Your Best

Fair Go

Freedom

Honesty and Trustworthiness

Nine Values for Australian Schooling

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Understanding,Tolerance and Inclusion
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Helps students understand and apply values

Explicit goal of schooling

Articulates the values of the school community

Whole school approach

Safe and supportive learning environment

Trained and resourced teachers

Curriculum which meets individual needs of students

Regular review

Guiding principles foreffective values education