Citizenship network provides teacher training

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Primary, secondary and pre-service teachers have attended a professional development day at Parliament House.

Coordinated by the Civics and Citizenship Network, the training day helped teachers find out about the programs and resources available for civics education.

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Leah Bramhill from the Education Department was among the presenters at the workshop

The network comprises the Victorian Parliament, the Department of Education and Training, the Victorian Electoral Commission, Social Education Victoria, the Old Treasury Building and The Big Issue.

The Victorian Student Representative Council also participated in the day.

Briefings and presentations were combined with tours and practical activities so that teachers could experience how they can help their students learn about our democratic system of government.

The Victorian Electoral Commission demonstrated how teachers can use their Passport to Democracy program, while the Victorian Parliament and the Old Treasury Building showed how their school tours can be a part of the learning experience for students.

The Big Issue ran a demonstration classroom that explored issues of exclusion and homelessness and how students can discuss and debate such issues.

For more information on the Civics and Citizenship Network and its professional development activities for teachers, email or phone 8682 2655.

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Some of the education resources available to teachers at the event

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