Attention Teachers! Join us in May and hear Heather MacDonald, the Crawford Fund’s curriculum specialist and Founding Director of Education Partnerships, introduce The Crawford Fund’s “Development for a Better Future” Resources for Years 9 and 10 students and educator guides, their curriculum alignment and nutrition connection.
When: 6-7pm AEST, Tuesday 10 May 2022
Special Crawford Fund promo code: If you are not a member of HEIA, you can use a special promo code, bringing the cost down to $10. The promo code is CRAWFORDFUND and needs to be entered upon checkout.
The Crawford Fund launched these free project-based high school learning materials to excite educators and students to the impact of work around global food and nutrition security and the broad range of career pathways to involvement.
We have no doubt that involving young Australians in international agriculture and agriculture for development has meaningful and beneficial outcomes for food and nutrition security, for the students and for Australian agriculture.
The event is being kindly hosted by the Home Economics Institute of Australia. As the peak professional body for home economics professionals in Australia, HEIA represents the interests of home economists working in education, industry, community services, public health, consumer affairs, and family and household management.
After this introduction to the teaching materials, we will be offering a professional development workshop on the materials too!
By providing students with real life examples of Food and Nutrition Security in our region, young people are encouraged to initiate discussion, explore topics and act to develop a better future. The modules have been linked to the Australian National Curriculum across the curriculum areas of Design and Technologies, Geography, Media Arts, English, Science, and Mathematics. The cross-curriculum priorities of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia and Sustainability are also noted within the modules.
Heather MacDonald has been designing and implementing school engagement programs for Primary and Secondary Schools for more than 20 years. In that time, she has delivered innovative programs and resources for organisations such as the Australian and the International Olympic Committees, the Cancer Council and UNICEF Australia. We are so lucky to have Heather working with the Crawford Fund to develop the Crawford Fund’s learning materials.