Social and Citizenship Education Association

of Australia Inc (SCEAA)

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Read the latest SCEAA news here.

Membership Fees

Membership runs from January to December.

  • Annual Membership — Institution $130.00
  • Annual Membership — Individual
    - Individual $100.00
    - Individual E-mail only* $50.00
    - Student $50.00
    - Student E-mail only* $30.00

Our preferred method of contact is by email. All correspondence and journals will be sent electronically to your nominated email address. Details are available from:
SCEAA Executive Officer
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton VIC 3053


The Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA) is a national organisation of people with a common interest in promoting and improving the quality of learning about society, both in formal institutions and in society at large. Its members include primary and secondary teachers, curriculum consultants, curriculum policy developers, tertiary educators, tertiary students, other professional associations, community groups and individuals concerned about the importance of social education.  The Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia aims to: 

  1. support and promote social education through Australia 
  2. advance the holistic study of society from individual, social, cultural, ecological and global perspectives 
  3. sponsor and support activities such as seminars, research, conferences, study tours and publications.


Dr Libby Tudball

Vice President  
Marc Pruyn

Janine Forbes Rolfe

Secretary and public officer 
Julie Dyer

Conference convenors
Libby Tudball
Julie Dyer


Executive Officer 
Judy Moore
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9349 4957
Fax: 03 9349 2050

Peter Brett

Angela Colliver

Assistant Editor
Carol Collins

Committee Members
Dianne Parker: Tasmania
Kristine Kershaw: ACT
Genevieve Hall: Victoria
Jennifer Casey: Victoria
Joy Schultz: Qld
Ruth Reynolds: NSW


SCEAA/SEAQ 2016 Conference

Theme: Enacting the Common good: What does this mean for Social and Citizenship Education?
SCEAA/SEAQ Conference September 28-30, 2016

Conference venue: Royal on the Park, Brisbane

>> Further details

The Social Educator

The journal of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia, The Social Educator, is published up to three times a year (April, August and November). Academic papers are refereed by members of the editorial board. Each journal is themed, except for the journal that follows a conference (though it will largely follow the conference theme).

Conference papers

History of SCEAA

Bob Hill made an excellent attempt at putting the history of SCEAA together in a presentation/discussion session at the 21st anniversary conference in Melbourne in 2003. He has generously agreed to allow his findings to date to go up on our new webpage with a view to encourage further discussion, new perspectives and updated experiences. Read his history of SCEAA here.

Social Education in the 90s

A landmark SEAA publication in two parts focusing on a rationale for social education and developing a common framework for social education. Read the document here. (628KB Acrobat file)

SEAA Tomorrow: SOSE and the Future

At the 2003 biennial conference Professor Rob Gilbert's keynote address provided an overview of the past and challenges for the future, on the occasion of SEAA's twenty-first birthday. This is a wide-ranging discussion that focuses on SOSE and an entitlement approach to the curriculum that is concerned with teaching about society and environment. The address was published in The Social Educator Vol. 21, Spring 2003. Read the document here.

Professional Development

Details of SEAA's professional development program are published periodically.

Member Associations

SEV Social Education Victoria

SASOSE Council South Australian Studies of Society and Environment Council

SEAQ Social Educators' Association of Queensland


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