Development for a Better Future for NSW Ag Teachers

June 15, 2023

Heather MacDonald, Education Partnerships presenting our workshop at the National Association of Agricultural Educators conference.

Food and nutrition security is an active discussion point across the community and school classrooms around the globe. How are we going to sustainably feed the world? It is a hot topic for school students, and The Crawford Fund has developed free curriculum-aligned resources and assessment rubrics to support educators in embedding contemporary case studies from the Asia Pacific into their classrooms.

The Crawford Fund’s Development for a Better Future free high school resources will be presented by the Fund’s education consultant, Heather MacDonald of Education Partnerships on Monday 3 July at the NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers conference in Goulburn.

The workshops will:

  • Empower teachers to activate students to create a better future for food and nutrition security in the Asia Pacific, incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals,
  • Incorporate project-based learning initiatives into classrooms, and
  • Showcase the breadth of career pathways for students.

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 a number of curriculum areas. The cross-curriculum priorities of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia and Sustainability are also noted within the modules. 

And schools that use the materials are able to enter our $1000 school competition!

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.

Thank you to the NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers for the opportunity to present to their conference participants.