Social Education Victoria -
Make Change Happen

Social Education Victoria has been supporting teachers of Politics, Sociology and Civics and Citizenship for over 40 years and there has never been a more exciting time to be educators in these disciplines. We are committed to evidence-based pedagogies that center the student experience. The Make Change Happen project is our response to the detailed content set out in the Victorian Curriculum for Civics and Citizenship and our understanding of the effectiveness of responsive, project-based pedagogies to support students to be active and informed citizens.

To begin your Make Change Happen journey, we suggest you watch our Change Project Professional Learning session available under the videos tab which introduces some of the pedagogical reasons ‘the why’ of Make Change Happen as well as step-by-step introductions for how to use these resources.

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Implementing this kind of project is by necessity context-specific: You will see in the examples of change projects from regional Victoria as this was a context that was relevant to participating students. We’ve also selected projects that demonstrate the impact that young people can safely have on their communities. Please take these resources as suggestions and make them your own. We would love to hear about the change projects that your students develop – and we would love to display these on the website to make it a living resource.

If you notice gaps or areas that are not well articulated as you explore these resources, please get in touch and we will endeavor to identify and create resources that can support teachers in these areas.

Make Change Happen is a project of Social Education Victoria and is made possible with funding from the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s Strategic Partnership Program.

Social Education Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands across Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We also would like to express our gratitude at being able to continue a culture of learning that has existed here for more than 60,000 years.