Expression of Interest for Civic Education Curriculum Writers

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November 4, 2008
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November 26, 2008

We are seeking expression of interests from civic education curriculum writers for the BRIDGE* Civic Education Development Project.

The BRIDGE Civic Education Project is a curriculum which aims to offer support to those working towards improving governance in the Asia Pacific region.

The BRIDGE Civic Education Project is funded by Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) – initially for one year (August 2008 to July 2009). The goal of the project is to develop a sustainable training module for adult educators that explores the concepts of democracy and good governance that can be used with a variety of adult stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region. The project will involve the development of a democracy and governance curriculum framework, and, initially, the development of one complete "Introductory" module. Once a draft module has been developed and trialed, it will be formally submitted to the BRIDGE partners for possible inclusion into the full BRIDGE Project and made available to the rest of the world. The BRIDGE Civic Education Project is being managed by the AEC’s BRIDGE Project Office Team (of the Australian Electoral Commission).

Curriculum Writers are being sought for the period December 2008-May 2009. Ideally, writers would need to be available to participate in the First Writers Meeting (4 days: 9-12 December 2008 – Melbourne, Australia.

A few short-term contracts will be arranged for writers who fulfil the following criteria

Criteria for Writers

Highly desirable:

  • civic education background (qualifications & experience) in school or adult sector
  • curriculum development skills/experience

Desirable:

  • experience working in governance and democracy
  • electoral education and voter education and information background
  • experience working in Asia/Pacific region in the field of governance and democracy/civic education
  • community awareness and local knowledge of learning systems and styles
  • gender expertise (in a training/educational environment)
  • experience in course programming, design, implementation, evaluation

If you know of anyone who would be interested in a short-term writing contract who would fulfil some or most of the above criteria, please send them this notice, or provide us with their name and contact details.

Interested individuals will need to contact the BRIDGE Project Civics Curriculum Coordinator below to express interest, outlining their reasons for expressing interest in this project (attaching a copy of their curriculum vitae and a sample of their curriculum writing).

Deadlines for expressions of interest close on Friday 14th November 2008

For more information about the civics program contact:

Yvonne Goudie

BRIDGE Project Civics Curriculum Coordinator

yvonne.goudie@aec.gov.au

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