- to develop an awareness of attitudes
- to encourage students to develop positive attitudes towards the following values:
- an active, healthy lifestyle, by participating regularly in a variety of movement forms and acknowledging the contribution of the Learning Area to physical, mental, emotional and social health
- personal responsibility, by being accountable for health and physical activity
- social justice, by being inclusive and respecting the rights of others
- personal excellence and the achievements of others, by striving for their personal best and acknowledging the achievements of others
- collaboration, cooperation and teamwork, by working cohesively in groups
- fair play, by abiding by rules and respecting umpires' decisions
- prevention and safety, by exhibiting safe practices and developing safe environments in the classroom, in play, in games and expeditions
- the environment, by demonstrating conservation practices and using minimal impact techniques.
|Beliefs…||…determine values…||…which underlie attitudes…||…and are reflected in behaviours.|
|Beliefs are an underlying conviction about an issue or concept.||Values are something believed to be worthwhile.||Attitudes are feelings and inclinations towards actions, situations, people or things.|| |
Behaviours are actions that reflect beliefs, values and attitudes.
Facilitating values education
Teachers implementing a program should act as the ‘facilitator' in values learning experiences and remain non-judgemental of students who display beliefs that may not agree with their particular stance on an issue.
- Teachers should also make students aware that:
- sometimes people form opinions without being well informed
- personal experiences often contribute to opinions
- there will usually be a cross-section of opinions within any group
- peers, family, society and culture will influence values.
Debrief immediately after a values learning experience to allow students to share feelings generated from the activity, summarise the important points learned, and personalise the issues/dilemmas to real-life situations.
The strategies that are included in this section are:
- Choose a corner
- My attitude my actions
- Oxford style debate
- Around the table
- Values continuum
- Values voting
- Choose an emotion
- Role-play (is outlined within Making Decisions strategies)
- Informal debate