Learning Experiences

Inside Parliament with Minecraft

Join Tilly and Finn on an interactive adventure as they go on an excursion to the Parliament of Victoria. Explore parliament through the world of Minecraft and mine for answers about our traditions, laws and citizenship. Meet the Presiding Officers, Members of Parliament and other experts who explain how the Parliament of Victoria works.

KaleidoWow

Working over recent weeks in the science foyer at Wesley College Melbourne – we’re now in the final stages of installing a flexible, temporary exhibition area. One of the exciting features in this space is an overhead, electronic kaleidoscope. Students will have the opportunity to create content for display in the kaleidoscope.

Evolution

With the advancement of the Internet, video games and television, engaging young people in learning has many new challenges. Young minds have a thirst for knowledge, but in order to keep up with competing interests, it is vital that information is delivered in an exciting and memorable way.

Making The Law

Laws govern the way we live our lives. The recent addition of hooning and anti-bullying laws are just some examples of how the law has changed as our society evolves. But changing the law is not as simple as grabbing the whiteout and writing over them. There is an intricate process in which laws are made and the Parliament of Victoria wanted to provide an insight into that process.

Flying Colours

One of the keys to a child’s success in school is their ability to grasp vital literacy skills. But each child has their individual way of learning and it is important to ensure a variety of learning styles are available.

Passport to Democracy

Is it true that young people don’t care about anything except themselves? Is it possible for young people to have a voice and be heard in our society? Do young people have the skills required to stand up publicly about issues that matter to them? Is it possible for young people to create a better world?

Local, State, Federal?

The education unit at Parliament of Victoria has gone live with a new on line learning resource. I think we’ve transformed the dry subject of “Three Levels of Government” into an enjoyable learning experience.

There are several activities:  Interactive Comics – designed for single users and Amazing Adventures – designed to be shared by groups of students.  See what you think.

Galleries of Remembrance

We just completed final installation of several multimedia productions for the new exhibition galleries at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. This impressive new exhibition opened to the public on 11th November 2014. You should take advantage of the free admission and take the time to visit. There is nothing else like this in Melbourne.