Social Education Victoria Inc.
SEV on Twitter and new SEV teacher discussion lists
For more on both Twitter and the new discussion lists, click here.
VCE Sociology Units 1-4 - Professional Learning Day in conjunction with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
Date: Monday, 1 December 2014
Location: TBC - Carlton or Parkville
For more details, click here.
VCE Global Politics Units 3&4 - Teacher course planning day and resource ‘swap shop’
Date: Thurs, 4 December 2014
Location: Rooms A&B, Statewide Resources Centre, 150 Palmerston St, Carlton
For more details, click here.
Social Education Victoria VCE Teachers’ Conference 2015
Date: Friday, 20 March 2015
Where: Level 12, Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen St Melbourne
Keynote speaker confirmed: Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH. Malcolm Fraser served as Australia's 22nd Prime Minister from 1975 to 1983.
SEV Student Lecture 8th August 2014, downloadable materials
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SEV Global Politics, Unit 4 and Exam preparation downloadable materials
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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.
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
To download a registration form for any of these lectures, click here.
To register online via PayPal or with a school purchase order number, click here.
As in previous years, each of the lectures will be presented by experienced teachers and assessors and will greatly benefit students as they approach their final year examination. Anna-Louise Simpson (Haileybury College, a co-author of the SEV VCE Global Politics textbook) will deliver a session focused on revision techniques and strategies for completing the 2014 Global Politics exam. Other presenters on the program include Angus Humphries (Caulfield Grammar), Wesley Ellis (Keilor Downs Secondary College) and Adam Brodie-McKenzie (University High).
Presenters slides will be available for download via the SEV website after the lectures (login details will be provided at the lecture). Students may also wish to bring along notepads to record their own lecture notes. A key feature of the Global Politics lectures is that students will also be able to access the audio of the lectures enabling further revision after the event.
For more information on SEV's Australian Politics and Sociology lectures, please navigate to our Student Lectures Calendar by clicking here.
SEV VCE Trial Exams
SEV's VCE Trial Exams for Global Politics, Australian Politics, and Sociology are now available for purchase by schools.
For an order form, please log in to the Members Area here.
Textbooks for 2015
SEV is in the process of producing a second edition Sociology Units 1&2 text which will be ready for the 2015 school year. The text will amalgamate the current Units 1&2 text (author Pheona Donohoe) and the Units 1&2 student workbook (author Fiona Gontier) and is being revised with up to date content and activities.
Textbooks produced by SEV for the 2015 year will be as follows:
|VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1 & 2
Author: Kimberly Cornell
|VCE Global Politics Units 3 & 4
Author: Anna-Louise Simpson et. al.
|VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2
Authors: Fiona Gontier, Pheona Donohoe
|VCE Sociology Units 3 & 4
Author: Fiona Gontier
The second editions of the Global Politics textbook and the Australian and Global Politics textbook will be reprinted. The Sociology Units 3&4 textbook will also be reprinted.
Order forms for 2015 will be available soon.
Textbooks for 2014
To download a 2014 order form for all SEV textbooks, click here.
Term 3 Ethos
Ethos for Term 3, 2014 is now available. This is our fifth 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 5.6MB in size.
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 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.