Social Education Victoria Inc.
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SEV VCE Teachers' Conference, 18th March 2016
(access requires the password given out to conference attendees)
Please note: all files now uploaded
SEV New and Inexperienced Teachers Workshop, 9th and 10th February, 2016
(access requires the password given out to workshop attendees)
VCAA Global Politics Implementation Workshop, Wednesday 4th November, 2015 downloadable notes
To download, click here
For access to downloads from earlier events, please navigate to our Conference downloads page by clicking here.
Download access is for workshop participants only - a password is required (given out at the respective workshops).
Expressions of interest - writers, presenters and researchers
Social Education Victoria provides professional development for teachers of VCE Australian & Global Politics, VCE Sociology and F-10 Civics and Citizenship. This educational support consists of lectures, workshops, online material and published textbooks. SEV also produces the quarterly journal Ethos.
SEV welcomes expressions of interest from teachers, writers and other education professionals who might like to work with SEV on pieces of work as required.
Please contact admin @ social education victoria, attention ‘Executive Officer’, for more details.
SEV VCE Global Politics Unit 3 student lectures - Friday 6 May
The event will feature interesting lectures on the following topics:
Unit 3 AOS 1 - Global Actors: Melissa King (experienced VCE teacher) will present on all areas in the Global Actors Unit covering States, IGOs, Non-state actors and TNCs under the revised study design.
Unit 3 AOS 2 - Power in the Asia-Pacific; China and Australia: Angus Humphries (experienced VCE teacher and VCE assessor) will present a thorough analysis of the case studies of China and Australia. He will explore elements of the national interest of each state, the types of power employed, and the main foreign policy instruments used by each to achieve their distinct national interests.
Unit 3 AOS 2 - Power in the Asia-Pacific; United States of America: Dr Timothy Lynch, an Associate Professor in American politics (University of Melbourne), will present reflections on the USA’s national interests and explore the types of power used, as well as the foreign policy instruments employed, by the USA to achieve its national interests in the Asia-Pacific.
Key event details
Date: Friday 6 May 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 3:15pm (doors open 12.40pm)
Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre, 333 Swanston Street, Melbourne (opposite the State Library and near to Melbourne Central train station).
Important booking information:
The 6th May Student Lectures are a ‘school-bookings only’ event. Orders should be placed by schools, using a purchase order, in advance of the event. Tickets will be sent to teachers prior to the event. Tickets cost $20 per student, $100 per teacher. Teachers accompanying groups of students of 5 or more are entitled to free admission.
For a registration form for this event, teachers should log in the Members Section by clicking here.
SEV Annual General Meeting
The SEV Annual General Meeting for the financial year ending 31st December 2015 will be held at Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton on Wednesday 18th May 2016.
For downloadable notice and nomination forms, and/or a SEV Life Membership form, navigate to the SEV members section by clicking here.
Term 1 Ethos
Ethos for Term 1, 2016 is now available. This is our eleventh all-digital edition, replete with clickable links and full-colour pictures. To download it, log in to the members section with your SEV username and password.
VCE Global Politics Resource Updates
These quarterly updates (one produced for each Area of Study) will help you and your students deal with the dynamic nature of Global Politics and ensure that your content and approaches are up to date.
- Issue One will be available in Term 1.
- Issue Two will be available in Term 2.
- Issues Three and Four will be available in Term 3.
Each edition will be specifically written for the Global Politics Study Design. They contain a mixture of up to date information, questions, activities and useful links and elaborate on relevant case studies. The updates will be sent as a PDF to be shared with students.
Prices: An edition of the Global Politics Resource Update will cost $27.50 individually. A subscription order for all four editions, placed in first term, will cost $100 (a saving of $10).
To download an order form, click here.
Memorial Box bookings
SEV is now taking bookings for the Memorial Box program for 2016. Bookings for Memorial Boxes can only be taken by phone, by ringing SEV on (03) 9349 4957.
SEV Textbooks for 2016
Attention SEV teachers:
Two of the current SEV textbooks will be ongoing for 2016. These are VCE Sociology Units 1&2, and the VCE Australian & Global Politics Units 1&2.
There are two new publications for 2016. These are VCE Sociology Units 3&4 (2nd edition) and VCE Global Politics Units 3&4 (3rd edition). These publications have substantial changes from the current editions.
SEV currently has all four of its textbooks in stock: VCE Sociology Units 1&2, VCE Sociology Units 3&4, Australian and Global Politics Units 1&2, and VCE Global Politics Units 3&4.
When ordering from SEV (or via your chosen school book supplier) please be sure to note the correct editions and where relevant the new ISBNs (as per the above).
|VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2; second edition
Authors: Fiona Gontier, Pheona Donohoe
|VCE Sociology Units 3 & 4; second edition (NEW)
Author: Fiona Gontier
|VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1 & 2; second edition
Author: Kimberly Cornell
|VCE Global Politics Units 3 & 4; third edition (NEW)
Authors: Anna-Louise Simpson, et. al.
To download an order form for SEV's VCE texts, click here.
VCE Australian and Global Politics 2016
Promotional brochures for 2016 subject selection. Click on the image to download a PDF.
|For Australian & Global Politics 1&2,
Australian Politics 3&4, and Global Politics 3&4
|For Australian & Global Politics 1&2,
and Global Politics 3&4 (but not Australian Politics 3&4)
SEV Membership 2016
Social Education Victoria supports and represents teachers of the Humanities and social sciences at P-10 levels, and teachers of VCE Australian & Global Politics and VCE Sociology. Additionally, SEV supports teachers and students in Civics and Citizenship education, and has in past years facilitated many student events for the Department of Education and Training (including the Schools’ Constitutional Student Conventions, for example). SEV provides high standard professional learning, facilitates a range of student learning events and produces textbooks and web-based resources across a range of subjects.
Social Education Victoria is pleased to announce that there will be no prices rises for membership for 2016, with the exception of joint SEV-SCEAA membership
Furthermore, pre-service teachers in both the primary and secondary sectors can obtain FREE membership to SEV for the duration of their full time study!
Membership benefits include:
- Four copies of SEV’s professional journal, Ethos, and a quarterly newsletter
- Discounts for SEV learning programs
- Member-only access to online resources
- Partnership bonuses
SEV supplementary resource material
SEV has also compiled a list of links used in the textbooks for the new VCE Study Designs. This will enable students and teachers to easily locate the online resources referred to in the books. The files are available as downloadable PDFs for Australian and Global Politics on the page here, and for Global Politics on the page here. Files for links from the Sociology textbooks are available on the page here.
SEV has produced a series of small case studies for Australian and Global Politics to complement the first edition textbooks. These can be downloaded from the members section.
This material was researched and compiled by Tia Spanos, who worked as an intern at SEV in 2011 as part of her Bachelor of International Relations at La Trobe University. Any opinions expressed are not necessarily the views held by SEV. We thank Tia for her research and effort in compiling information that relates to topics explored in the VCE Australian and Global Politics Study design.