Home Economics -About home economics education
The central focus of home economics education is the wellbeing of people within the context of their personal, family, community and work roles. Home economics education is about becoming independent, connecting with others and taking action towards preferred futures that support individual and family wellbeing. Through home economics education, students become empowered, active and informed members of society. Home economics education has the potential to play a major role in supporting young people to participate effectively in changing social, cultural and economic times. In order to capitalise on this potential, teachers and curriculum leaders must connect with students' worlds, use contemporary educational research as a guide to planning and develop practices that are empowering.
The HEIA resource Home economics education – Making it work outlines some key ideas for home economics education that prepare students to participate effectively in a changing world.
Home economics and the Australian Curriculum position paper
HEIA has developed a position paper on Home Economics and the Australian Curriculum that provides home economics educators with a comprehensive and contemporary statement on home economics education.