The professional learning activities (PLAs) are outlined in simple lesson plans and are designed for schools to support teachers and other school staff to engage with the material in the guide. They allow users of the guide to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and provide opportunities to apply concepts and strategies. Materials to support PLAs are found in the tools and resources sections. Most PLAs are designed to be used in conjunction with a case study.
You may chose to use one consistent case study for PLAs 1–2 through to 4–7 to suit your student cohort. Case studies 2, 3, 5 and 6 cover refugee pre- and post-arrival experiences and the education stages of preschool (Nan) primary (Rhadia), early secondary (Abdullah) and postcompulsory (Paw).
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST) (2nd Edition (updated 2016)). Document name: School's In for Refugees: Professional Learning Activities (PLA's).