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Social Education Victoria Inc.
(SEV) No. A0016113Y
ABN 49 458 215 576
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Tel: (03) 9349 4957
Fax: (03) 9349 2050
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2014 SEV membership form
click here for online registration
click here to download PDF


SEV on Twitter and new SEV teacher discussion lists

For more on both Twitter and the new discussion lists, click here.

SEV Global Politics, Unit 4 and Exam preparation downloadable materials

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SEV Student Lecture 9th May 2014 (delivered by Hugh White), downloadable materials

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SEV VCE Teachers' Conference 21st March 2014, downloadable materials

Australian and Global Politics
(requires password)

SEV VCE Subject Brochures - 2015

For a SEV brochure for VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1-4 (excluding Australian Politics 3&4), click here.

For a SEV brochure for VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1-4 (including Australian Politics 3&4), click here.

SEV VCE Sociology Units 1-4 (coming soon)

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.



Global Politics Unit 4 student lecture

Date: Friday 8th August, 2014
Time: 1.00 - 3.15pm
Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre

The lecture program will comprise three lectures touching on "Human Rights", "People Movement", and "Intra and Inter-state conflict, and State and Non-state terrorism".

For a registration form, which also gives more information, please log in to the Members Area here.

Exam Revision Lectures

SEV will be conducting Exam Revision Lectures for Global Politics, Sociology, and Australian Politics in October. Dates for these events are -

Global Politics - 11 October
Australian Politics - 18 October
Sociology - 18 October.

For a registration form for any of these lectures, please log in to the Members Area here.

Special announcement

The Minutes of Evidence project will be holding a free public symposium on 15 August 2014. "Just Encounters: Bringing together Education, Arts and Research".

Where: State Library
Date: Friday 15 August, 2014
Time: 10.00am to 3:30pm

This event will bring together leading people in education, the arts, research, community and government, to talk about new ways of engaging with history and structural justice.

The Minutes of Evidence project is a unique collaboration between researchers, education experts, performance artists and community and government agencies that seeks to promote greater awareness of the effects of settler colonialism and a more open consideration of how to live together justly in the future.

Through a bold, multi-disciplinary approach that brings together research, education and performance, the Minutes of Evidence project highlights the local and broader significance of the 1881 Parliamentary Coranderrk Inquiry by examining how notions of justice have been formulated, invoked and confronted over time and space, and how the enduring legacies of past injustices continue into the present - despite official responses designed to redress them - so as to foster new ways of thinking about structural justice in the present and future.

Event details, the programme and a registration form are all available on the (new!) website at:

To dowload a flyer for this event, click here.

As seats are limited we encourage people to register their attendance early.

VCE Global Politics Resource Updates - 2014

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.

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.

An edition of the Global Politics Resource Update will cost $25 individually. A subscription order for all four editions, placed in first term, will cost $80 (a saving of $20).

To download an order form, click here.

SEV membership form for 2014

Membership forms for 2014 are now available.

  • To join/renew membership online with a purchase order number or by PayPal, click here.
  • To download a membership form in PDF format, click here.

In addition to maintaining our competitive 2013 prices for our valued members, SEV is offering superb value memberships to primary school members (including a complimentary Professional Learning opportunity) and pre-service teachers.

Textbooks for 2014

To download a 2014 order form for all SEV textbooks, click here.

SEV has produced second editions of the textbooks for VCE Global Politics and for VCE Australian and Global Politics. ISBNs for the new books are given immediately below.

VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1 & 2
Second edition
Author: Kimberly Cornell
VCE Global Politics Units 3 & 4
Second edition
Author: Anna-Louise Simpson et. al.
(Sociology textbooks are unchanged, with the following details)
VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2
Author: Pheona Donohoe
VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2: A Student Workbook
Author: Fiona Gontier
VCE Sociology Units 3 & 4
Author Fiona Gontier

The Australian and Global Politics textbook has been revised and updated to reflect more up to date political events and issues. New sources and activities are also included.

The new edition of Global Politics features contributions from additional authors, including material on Economic Instability and a case study on the Syrian crisis. The text has been revised to reflect more up to date political events and issues.

Note: the new edition of Global Politics features access details for additional online materials, available as downloads.

The composition, appearance and page numbering of both second edition books will differ from the first edition(s).

Term 2 Ethos

Ethos for Term 2, 2014 is now available. This is our fourth all-digital edition, replete with clickable links and full-colour pictures. To download it, log in to the Members Area and click the icon indicated. The file is approximately 6.5MB in size.

SEV supplementary resource material

Textbook links
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.

Case studies
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.

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