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Welcome to the SeeMe Media Literacy web site!

The SeeMe Media Literacy web site has been developed by the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust to promote positive body image and tackle the impact of young people’s internalisation of idealised media portrayals of beauty and gender stereotypes.

The SeeMe Media Literacy web site is a new interactive web based resource with six teaching and learning modules aligned to the AusVELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) and Australian Curriculum.

The QVWC has created the SeeMe Media Literacy web site in collaboration with:

  • 10 Student Leaders (both boys and girls in year 8) and four Teacher Champions from three Victorian Schools (Melbourne Girls' College, East Preston Islamic College and Doncaster Secondary College) who have worked with us to design and develop of the web site;
  • Education Services Australia (ESA), our ICT partners who have worked with the Student Leaders to build the web site;
  • The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE), our web content partners who have worked with the Student Leaders to develop the teaching and learning modules; and
  • The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) who are evaluating the SeeMe Media Literacy Program.

The SeeMe Media Literacy web site was developed in September 2011 over five workshops with Students Leaders, Teacher Champions, ESA, VATE and the FYA.

The SeeMe Literacy web site was piloted and evaluated in four school classrooms in Term 4 2011. In 2012, schools in 5 regions particpated in training for Student Leaders and Teacher Champions. The SeeMe web site is available for all Victorian schools (Government, Catholic and Independant).

For further information please contact Alex White, Partnerships and Programs Manager, The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, on p: 8668 8100 e: alex.white@qvwc.org.au

Acknowledgements

The SeeMe Media Literacy Program has been made possible with the support of the Victorian Government’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the Department of Business and Innovation (DBI).

The QVWC also acknowledges the ongoing support of the SeeMe Reference Group who continue to provide expertise and diverse perspectives to inform and strengthen the project.

About the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust is a not-for-profit women's organisation that manages the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre (QVWC), an iconic heritage listed property in Melbourne, for the benefit of Victorian women.

The QVWC houses 10 independent not-for-profit women’s organisations providing vital information and support services for women and their communities. The QVWC also operates four venues providing affordable and accessible spaces for conferences, training and meetings for women and the wider public and the QVWC Women’s Gallery that provides free exhibition space for emerging women artists.

In addition the QVWC manages four strategic women’s programs that address identified issues and challenges faced by women and women’s organisations. QVWC Programs include: the Women & Money Seminar Program, the Capacity Building Workshop Program, the Women’s Space Program and the SeeMe Media Literacy Program.

For further information about the QVWC, visit us at http://www.qvwc.org.au/