The Society and Culture Association is an avenue for teachers and students to share resources and expertise. It provides a valuable network for teachers and students of Society and Culture throughout New South Wales. The Society and Culture Association was formed in October 1984, and became incorporated in February 1992.
Teachers, students, academics, institutions are members of the Society and Culture Association Inc.
The Society and Culture Association is run by a committee consisting of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 8 Committee members. The Committee is elected annually at the AGM. and meets monthly at the Professional Teachers Council meeting rooms adjacent to Leichhardt Public School.
From the outset the Association committee members aimed to help both teachers and involve students. Students may join at a reduced membership, and group membership is also available.
Assisting Teachers: Two outstanding inservice courses are organised each year (see our home page for details). The Association has also played a very important role in assisting country teachers, sending skilled teachers to country areas to provide advice and link them with other teachers around the state.
New teachers of the subject have been a particular concern of the Association and special programs have been arranged to help them link up with more experienced teachers.
Helping students: Each year PIP and HSC Study Days are organised for Year 12 students, and these are always well attended by students and teachers from Sydney, but also from regional schools. Typically over 900 students and 70 teachers travel to the Wesley Centre to hear valuable lectures and participate in seminars.
An annual Society and Culture Awards night is organised to reward students who received excellent results in the HSC Examination and in the Personal Interest Project.
Resource Production: The Association has been very active in its resource production over the years, providing teachers with a variety of resources related to the Depth Studies, the Preliminary Course and offering valuable advice on undertaking the Personal Interest Project, as well as providing examination questions.
The journal of the Association - Culturescope - has provided teachers with stimulating articles, suggestions for a variety of teaching methodologies, recommendations for resources and excursions. Other features include frequently asked questions from our Hotmail 'Dear Pippa' web site.
Over the years, the Association has demonstrated its commitment to the rigour of the curriculum, and members have responded to the innovative features of the course with enthusiasm.