New resources to boost student learning in agriculture

Media Release
  • Minister for Education and Training
  • Leader of the House

School students of all ages will now be able to learn more about Australia’s important agricultural sector through the Australian Government’s $2 million Agriculture in Education initiative.

Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today launched the first set of online teaching and learning resources created under the initiative at Stradbroke School in Adelaide.

“These informative videos and resources will ensure all school kids – whether they are from the city or the bush – can gain an understanding of our primary producers throughout their school years,” Mr Pyne said.

The materials showcase the diversity and economic importance of food and fibre production in Australia, and are aligned to Australian Curriculum learning areas including science and geography.

Topics covered by the materials include: designing and making a financial plan for a market garden, food security, and sustainable production practices in food and fibre.

More than 75 high quality digital learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum are now freely available to schools online.

“This Government believes all students should be given an opportunity to learn about food and fibre production and the Australian agriculture sector more broadly,” Mr Pyne said.

“It’s important that all kids know where their food comes from and how their clothes are made.“This is all part of the Government’s commitment to putting students first.”

The resources are available to schools through www.scootle.edu.au. They can also be accessed through www.piefa.edu.au and www.agrifoodskills.net.au.

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