Prof Learning 25 Feb

Agriculture plays a vital role in Tasmania, contributing to our social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Agriculture utilises new technology, employs thousands of people and keeps many rural communities alive. Tasmanian produces quality fresh food that Tasmanian families and those across the country and world enjoy.

Teaching food and fibre can seem overwhelming when you are not an expert in the area. Rest assured you do not need to be! Many of the units available are designed in such a way that you, as the teacher are a co-learner, provided with teacher notes, plus readily available resources that are mainly web-based. Most importantly, you will find that you learn with the students and make genuine discoveries with them.

In Tasmania, Agricultural education is underpinned by the Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework You may find the planning guides useful to show where food and fibre sits within the curriculum - Food and Fibre planning guides

PL opportunities

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunity

Professional Learning Institute Various dates and site in Tas.

PIEFA Primezone Academy Online Anytime

CSIRO Taste and Learn Online Anytime

Relevant documents and reports of interest

Food, Fibre and Forestry Facts

Food Fibre and our Future 2020 PIEFA student survey report

Room to Grow Challenges for the future of food and fibre education in Australia.

Australian Food and Fibre Production Curriculum Grade 5/6 ACARA

Australian Food and Fibre Production Curriculum Grade 3/4 ACARA

Attracting Youth into Agriculture A model for Tasmania

PIEFA Reports

Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework

Relevant Competitions

Qld Schools Plant Science Competition

BHP Science Awards

Tasmanian Science Talent Search

CSIRO CREST

Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

UTAS Science and Engineering Investigation Awards

SPECTRA – Ag cards available

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