Learning objects Homelessness: three points of view

TLF ID L1808

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best course of action. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare values that come into conflict when a proposal to provide free housing for homeless people is put forward by a local council.
  • Students recommend a course of action that will maximise the social and economic outcomes of housing welfare in a regional community.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to investigate the economic and social consequences of providing housing for homeless people.
  • Helps students to compare, sort and analyse a variety of opinions regarding housing for homeless people.
  • Includes an interactive notebook to analyse information and view photos after collection.
  • Enables students to recommend an action and summarise reasons in a printable report.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
Strand
  • Studies of society and environment/Investigation, communication and participation
  • Studies of society and environment/Resources
Concept
  • Studies of society and environment/Community
  • Studies of society and environment/Decision-making
  • Studies of society and environment/Local community life
  • Studies of society and environment/Local government
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic conditions
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic factors
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic impact
  • Studies of society and environment/Government role
  • Studies of society and environment/Employment
  • Studies of society and environment/Social justice
  • Studies of society and environment/Social responsibility
  • Studies of society and environment/Social impact
  • Studies of society and environment/Social issues
  • Studies of society and environment/Work
Skill
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis;
  • Synthesis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Script writer
  • Name: Daniel Hughes
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Russell Darnley
  • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
  • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
  • URL: http://www.asiastudy.com/
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.