"For a resilient nation, all members of the community need to understand their role in minimising the impacts of disaster, and hence the relevant knowledge skills and abilities to take appropriate action"
The Disaster Resilient Australia New Zealand School Education Network (DRANZSEN) consists of representatives from education and emergency services, NGOs, universities, local government and community groups. Participants at this event will explore effective models of disaster resilience education (DRE) to reduce risk and strengthen communities, through student participation and partnership for learning.
The Tasmanian DRANZSEN Forum will explore:
- Disaster resilience education in the Australian Curriculum
- education priorities for Bushfire Ready Schools
- student-friendly online resources for investigating hazard risks in Tasmania
- learning partnerships through STEM education.
Who should attend?
- Fire and emergency service representatives involved in youth and community education who want to share practice and collaborate with others
- Representatives from local government, community organisations and other agencies who want to learn more about disaster resilience education.
Disaster resilience education
To develop safe and resilient communities, young learners need to understand the nature of hazards and risk in their local environment and their role in reducing exposure and vulnerability to harm. DRE equips young Australians with the skills and opportunities to take protective action before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
AIDR Education for Young People Program
The Education for Young People Program supports the implementation of initiatives which empower young people to participate as active members of communities, working in partnership for a sustainable, resilient future.
The Disaster Resilience Australia New Zealand Schools Education Network (DRANZSEN) seeks to:
- communicate a shared understanding of DRE connected to international frameworks and relevant to an Australian context
- build the capacity of teachers and other educators to deliver effective and sustainable DRE to young people, informed by contemporary research and aligned with the Australian Curriculum
- provide a forum for schools, emergency management agencies and community organisations in the network to share knowledge, good practice and strategic objectives related to DRE
- facilitate networking and collaboration between stakeholders in the design and delivery of new DRE initiatives.
For more information on the Education for Young People program, visit our schools website.