C-Change is an interdisciplinary study that draws together a broad range of topics. The program applies a Positive Education perspective and is designed to engage students in practical activities that allow them to learn through a range of experiences, both in and beyond the classroom. It encourages greater responsibility for independent learning and fosters an increased awareness of diversity within our community. C Change aims to future proof adolescents by equipping them with transferable skills in preparation for thriving in a complex world; it is a cross-curricular innovation where students are immersed in theme-based and experiential learning.
The program is structured with classes blocked together once every cycle, to facilitate the theme-based learning. Other individual lessons take place during each week to enable students to work in small groups and develop a Community Project and an Ideas Worth Sharing Presentation.
The theme-based learning develops the skills to think, question, wonder and act.
The underlying aim of the program is for students to:
- C-Change in themselves through their personal growth and development;
- C-Change in each other through their social interactions;
- C-Change in the community through their positive actions.
The Community Project work asks students to make a positive difference to the community.
The Ideas Worth Sharing Presentation encourages students to influence people's thinking.
A range of topics are explored from various perspectives.
- Build positive relationships.
- Cultivate community understanding, appreciation and responsibility.
- Support positive self-image, values and morals.
- Nurture physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
- Develop effective study techniques and goal setting strategies.
- Educate about risk and party safe behaviour.
- Foster a consciousness and appreciation of diversity and difference.
- Raise a greater awareness of the unique abilities of people with disabilities.
- Enhance students' ability to use mindfulness strategies.
- Engage with a range of faith perspectives and evaluate what is important and valuable in today’s society.
- Look at the teachings of Jesus through a modern lens and seek to find ways to apply them to their own lives.
- Consider both sides of the argument on a variety of topical issues.
The course is built around a number of words starting with the letter C that provide the basis for the themes explored and are used as a focus.
Compassion - Courage - Community - Celebration - Care - Connection - Commitment - Communication - Challenge - Collaboration - Concentration - Curiosity - Cooperation - Consideration - Confidence - Creativity - Character - Clarity - Calculated risk - Choice
- Terms 1-4: Theme Work & Reflection.
- Semester 1 or 2: Community Project.
- Semester 1 or 2: Ideas Worth Sharing Presentation (TED talk style).
- Semester 1 and 2: C Change Learner Profile.