Thursday, 17 September 2015

Free Hobart Human Library session for teachers

Contact: Helen Hortle, A Fairer World
p: 03 6223 1025   e:   w:

Date: 19 October New Town High & 28 October Elizabeth College      
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: All Teachers

Teachers and school association members are invited to experience the Hobart Human Library, where the 'books' are living people.

These FREE events are supported by the City of Hobart to allow schools to sample the Hobart Human Library which is now available for schools (Grades 5-12) and workplaces.

Links to educational priorities and curriculum

A visit from the human books for schools will support:
  • The LEARNERS FIRST Respectful Schools and Workplaces Framework which seeks to ensure that schools and workplaces are inclusive; foster respectful school cultures; provide innovative learning opportunities; develop inclusive skills and dispositions in students and; work in partnership with communities. 
  • The General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum, in particular the development of Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding. 
  • The content in a number of Australian Curriculum Learning Areas, particularly Health and Physical Education. There are also opportunities to engage with other Learning Areas especially in English, Civics and Citizenship, History and The Arts.
Learning intent
  • To widen students' perspectives of the pervasiveness and implications of stereotyping and discrimination through hearing first-hand the stories of young people who have personally experienced the effects of being different.
  • For students to explore what makes up identity and how this can shape our experiences of inclusion and exclusion.
  • For students to extend their appreciation of diversity and human rights.
  • For students to practice empathetic listening and perspective-taking.
Dates and times on attached flyer