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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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2015 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 Workshop, Monday 15th June, 2015 downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

SEV Global Politics Student Lectures, Friday 1 May, 2015, downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

SEV VCE Teachers' Conference, Friday 20 March, 2015, downloadable materials (requires password)

For Politics: click here
For Sociology: click here

SEV Global Politics Planning Workshop, 4th December 2014, downloadable materials

Click here (requires password)

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.



VCE Global Politics Unit 4 Student Lectures (featuring Bob Brown)

  • Speaker 1 - Bob Brown, Bob Brown Foundation
    Bob Brown will present on a range of topics including the environment. Topics of relevance include Unit 4 AOS 2 – Environmental Degradation
  • Speaker 2 - Adam Brodie-McKenzie, University High School
    Adam will specifically address the topics of Human Rights and People Movement in Unit 4 AOS 1 – Ethical issues and debates
  • Speaker 3 - Dr Daniel Bray, La Trobe University
    Dr Bray will specifically address the topics of Conflict and Terrorism in Unit 4 AOS 2 – Crises and Responses

Event details
Date: Friday, 7 August 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 3:15pm (doors open 12.40pm)
Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre, 333 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Important booking information
The 7th August 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.

To download a registration form log into the Members’ Area by clicking here.

Global Cooperation and Conflict

SEV announces the inaugural SEV International Relations student summit: 'Global Cooperation and Conflict', to be held on 17 August at Graduate House in Carlton. This event is for Australian & Global Politics Unit 2 students and teachers.

This event will be a great opportunity for students to engage with experts in the international relations field and share ideas with students from other schools. The event will discuss the complicated challenges facing global actors and explore potential solutions available to the international community.

The aim of the event will be to provide students with an insight into the complexity of some of the issues and give them a chance to meaningfully examine and evaluate the effectiveness of global cooperation in resolving key issues. Not simply a lecture, this event will feature an expert Q&A panel, as well as offer students the opportunity to engage in debate and discussion in the second session.

Date: Monday, 17 August 2015
Time: 8.30am registration
: Graduate House, 220 Leicester St, Carlton

Speakers include:

  • Dr Michael O’Keefe (La Trobe University)
  • Dr Swati Parashar (Monash University)
  • Marika Sosnowski (Middle East analyst)

To download a registration form for this event, click here.

Places for this event are filling fast. Bookings are strictly limited (maximum capacity 100 students).

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)

2015 SEV Trial Exams

An order form for a trial exam for Australian Politics, Global Politics, and/or Sociology is now available in the Members Area. To log in to the Members Area, click here.

Term 2 Ethos

Ethos for Term 2, 2015 is now available. This is our eighth 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 2.1MB in size.

VCE Global Politics Resource Updates - 2015

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 $90 (a saving of $10).

To download an order form, click here.

Memorial Boxes in 2015

Bookings for the Memorial Boxes are now being taken by phone. Please note that Box 1 (Australia in the First World War) is completely booked out until the booking period beginning Wednesday 5th August. Keen students of history will realise why this is so.

SEV Membership 2015

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, including in the facilitation of events such as the Schools’ Constitutional Student Conventions. 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 2015. 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
Membership renewal is now open. Existing members have been sent renewal forms. If you would like to become a member, please click here to download a subscription form.

Textbooks for 2015

SEV has produced a second edition Sociology Units 1&2 text for the 2015 school year. The text amalgamates the previous Units 1&2 text (author Pheona Donohoe) and the Units 1&2 student workbook (author Fiona Gontier) and has been revised with up to date content and activities.

Textbooks produced by SEV for the 2015 year are as follows:

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.
VCE Sociology Units 1 & 2
Second edition
Authors: Fiona Gontier, Pheona Donohoe
VCE Sociology Units 3 & 4
Author: Fiona Gontier

The second edition of the Global Politics textbook has SOLD OUT. A third edition of this textbook is in preparation and will be available for the 2016 school year.

To download a 2015 order form for all SEV textbooks, click here.

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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