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Help the Commonwealth Public Service? How?

 MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

Scenario: You are meeting with a group of employees from your chosen public service department about becoming an employee. You will be given 7 minutes to address this group with a speech about how you can assist the department.

The steps you will need to follow:

1. Research what the public service is and the different departments.

 Australian Public Service - Agencies Reading



Agencies

2. Choose a specific department and research what the department is and what their employees do. Make sure you are writing notes as you will need this information for your presentation.

3. Using your information on your chosen department and what they do, brain storm ideas about why you want to work for them.

4. Begin writing your speech - keeping in mind you aren’t speaking about the department, you are speaking about how you can assist the department.

5. How will you present your findings and how you would assist. You have to be mindful that you do not appear "a know it all" or even arrogant. How will you present?

6. You will now present yourself to the group of employees* (Teachers will act as the employees)

 

 

What can you do for your school?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. In our materialistic society, we question why people enter public service. Why would any one want to help others? others? Isn't this a 'What's in it for me' society? 'Who cares?' is often asked about everything.

Yet the Australian Public Service and each of the States and Territories' Public Servants are filled with people who deliver "Service with a Smile". John F. Kennedy summed up this thinking with his famous inaugural quote, 'Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.'

A later educational idea is 'Don't ask a student what they want to be when they grow up but what are they going to contribute to society?'

What do you think about these statements?

DiscussionDiscuss with a partner.

2. Reflection

Reflection Questions:
 
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What do you see as a need at your school?
How do you think you might address that need? [How will you go about it?]"

3. Discussion

Discuss what is possible and what you can really do! Set about doing it, after obtaining permission from your teacher. Examples:

Look at

* the Fred Hollows Award
* Kids Helping Kids

 

Public Service - Public Speaking

PrimaryPrimary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. In pairs you will create a 3 minute presentation based on one of the public service departments below. You have will need to research what this department is, what this department does and any interesting facts about this department.

The List of Departments:

Department of Health

Department
Department of Education

Department of Education
Department of the Environment

Department of the Environment
 

2. Use Prezi or Nearpod to create your presentation

Prezi Nearpod



WebQuests for Community & Health

Between Two Worlds WebQuest: An Australian Perspective Re-write

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Asian Priority

 

Between Two Worlds WQ

This WebQuest is now at the WebArchive - however, we have copied this original WQ for you - Word document;

Attachments:

 

1. As a group of 5 - 6 students, you are to convert this Canadian WebQuest to the current Australian scenario. This means that you are to read the WebQuest in total first. Reading

2. Allocate the Roles - one for each of four students.

The fifth student is to be the main researcher for Finding the Facts resources.

The sixth student is to be the main graphic designer for the new website. You are to find relevant pictures, photos, and the way the whole WebQuest will be shown online.

3. Each role is to research Australian resources for "Step 2" - Seeing the Facts from Different Points of View and the resources for the Conclusion. You will need to work together to collect the resources for the Conclusion. [see step 5 below].

4. You are now, as a group, going to re-write this WebQuest from an Australian point of view. This means that the language of the whole WebQuest is to change to this Australian focus.

5. At the moment, this WebQuest has 3.5 stars but needs to go to 5 stars. To do that, you need to add more critical & creative thinking skills and new technologies. You might also add an interesting and thought provoking task that relates to the Stolen Generation in the Conclusion.

6. Submit this new and exciting WebQuest to On the Job and see your names up in lights!


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