La Trobe University's Aspire Generation connects a community of young people who aspire to make a difference through community service and leadership. They are the givers, the dreamers, the doers and the leaders who passionately pursue opportunities to address the big issues of their time. They think boldly, act responsibly and strive to leave a la... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Aspire Generation:  English – Years 9 & 10 – UNIT OVERVIEW
    Aspire Generation: English – Years 9 & 10 – UNIT OVERVIEW
  2. Aspire Generation: Tuning In to Community Service – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Tuning In to Community Service – English – Years 9 & 10
  3. Aspire Generation: Tuning In to Community Vision – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Tuning In to Community Vision – English – Years 9 & 10

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Aspire Generation: Examining Local Media to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Examining Local Media to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
  2. Aspire Generation: Surveying Local People to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Surveying Local People to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
  3. Aspire Generation: Interviewing Local People to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Interviewing Local People to Identify Community Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
  4. Aspire Generation: Writing to Describe Local Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Writing to Describe Local Issues – English – Years 9 & 10
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  9. Aspire Generation: Capturing Insights – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Capturing Insights – English – Years 9 & 10

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Aspire Generation: Consulting the Community – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Consulting the Community – English – Years 9 & 10
  2. Aspire Generation: Ideas for Positive Change – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Ideas for Positive Change – English – Years 9 & 10
  3. Aspire Generation: Deliver and Do – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Deliver and Do – English – Years 9 & 10
  4. Aspire Generation – Taking Action Toolkit
    Aspire Generation – Taking Action Toolkit

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Aspire Generation: Reflecting on Learning – English – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Reflecting on Learning – English – Years 9 & 10