Disaster Resilience Education at SLAV August 2013

Category: Education

Presentation Description

Every year, Australian communities face devastating losses caused by disasters. Bushfires, floods, storms and their associated consequences have significant impacts on communities, the economy, infrastructure and the environment (2011 National Strategy for Disaster Resilience). Research shows that educating students in disaster resilience contributes to a culture of preparedness in the community. The Educating the Educators project is funded by the federal government’s National Emergency Management Projects program; the goal is to develop teacher confidence in the teaching of disaster resilience education and thus develop disaster resilience within primary and secondary school students. This session will look at what Disaster Resilience Education is, where it fits in the Australian Curriculum, what the project has found to date, examine some DRE resources, and look at the new and not so new tools being used to develop and deliver the messages.


Presentation Transcript

Disaster Resilience Education Heather Bailie:

Disaster Resilience Education Heather Bailie

What is a disaster?:

What is a disaster? A serious disruption to a community or region caused by the impact of a naturally occurring rapid onset event that threatens or causes death or injury or damage to property or the environment and which requires significant and coordinated multi-agency and community response.

PowerPoint Presentation:

What is a disaster? Such serious disruption can be caused by any one or a combination of: Bushfire Earthquake Flood Storm Cyclone Storm surge Landslide Tsunami Meteorite strike Tornado

The human impact of disasters:

Disasters impact upon, individuals, families, places, networks, businesses, livelihoods No two people experience the same disaster People may lose a lifetime of memories, belongings, treasured pets, irreplaceable possessions and years of hard work The consequences are long, complex, disruptive Recovery doesn’t end at the end of the financial year The human impact of disasters

Focus of resilience:

Focus of resilience Resilience to disasters is part of strengthening individual and community resilience more broadly, enabling people to function more effectively in regard to a wide range of daily challenges

Focus of resilience :

Focus of resilience Emergency management programs focus attention on those who are more vulnerable to emergencies as a result of their: economic circumstances health and wellbeing geographic location connection to their place stage in life ability to manage their own affairs. “We are all vulnerable” (John Handmer)

The game changers:

The game changers Recent emergencies that have made us stop and think 2006- Cyclone Larry 2009-Black Saturday The impact on many different communities 2010/11 - Breadth of emergencies- NSW/QLD/VIC flooding- WA-Bushfires- SA extreme heat events 2011/12- Queensland floods People being impacted for the 3 consecutive year 2012/13- Tasmanian bushfires; Queensland floods

2010 - 2011:

2010 - 2011 New South Wales Floods in north of state Tasmania minor floods/storms in north of state South Australia heat wave Western Australia Carnarvon floods bushfire Queensland Cyclone Tasha Floods (coastal areas & Brisbane) Cyclone Yasi Victoria ongoing flooding across North of State Flash flooding across Melbourne Black Saturday Anniversary services

2012 - 2013:

2012 - 2013

Why do we need to build disaster resilience:

Why do we need to build disaster resilience …

Why do we need to build disaster resilience:

Why do we need to build disaster resilience … Increasing numbers of disaster events The ability of local, state and federal governments to support people during a major event Empower communities and individuals to make decisions about their own needs

Disaster Resilience:

Disaster Resilience Prevent/mitigate Prepare Respond Recover

PowerPoint Presentation:

Disaster Resilience Education

Lessons save lives:

Lessons save lives *Video by UNISDR via YouTube

The project:

The project

DRE Resource Mapping:

DRE Resource Mapping

PowerPoint Presentation:

redcross.org.au/schools schools.aemi.edu.au www.globaleducation.edu.au www.enhancetv.com.au

Professional learning for teachers:

Professional learning for teachers

Primary school project:

Primary school project

Disasters happen…video competition:

Disasters happen…video competition Made with Modded Movie and iMovie









PowerPoint Presentation:

dreduau.weebly.com @dreduau



Keeping myself organised:

Keeping myself organised

PowerPoint Presentation:

sfy.co/rCUn Links to resources mentioned today (and some more) are available on Storify

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