Presenter Abstract & Bio
Inspiring students to be active citizens who create change
Fiona Bowen, Learning Digital Producer, Museum of Australian Democracy
Conference Focus Area: Empower, engage, enrich educational excellence
We all know students are passionate about social issues - but many don't know how to have their voice heard. Join the MoAD education team as we share some practical ideas and resources stemming from our digital excursion "Democracy, Media and Me" to help empower your students to find their voice in our democracy and enable them to make positive change.
Within this workshop you will explore students rights and responsibilities as active citizens, and how providing an understanding of these rights can help students speak up and be heard on issues important to them, either around the school, the local community, Australia or the world.
Help students to take the reins of their own learning and consider innovative ways to address problems and create solutions.
Fiona Bowen is the Learning Digital Producer at MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy), where the learning vision is to engage Australians in the importance of getting involved – to celebrate the spirit of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it. She works with the learning team to develop, deliver and evaluate onsite and online learning programs and resources for students and teachers. One of her current projects is to create engaging digital outreach programs that provide unique and transformative learning experiences exploring what it means to be an informed and engaged citizen. One of these programs is titled Democracy, Media and Me which encourages students to reflect on their responsibilities in society as active citizens; engaging and using critical literacy skills to consider the reliability and messages of media content.