Playlist teacher guide - The Field Model

Playlist information

Playlist summary

This playlist presents the key steps in the Field Model and explains how it can be used as a framework for making shared decisions in our relationships. It is the prerequisite learning required before engaging with the rest of the playlists.

Playlist purpose

The content of this playlists supports students to develop an understanding of the Field Model in order to engage with the rest of the content in this resource.

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Learning objectives

  • Know that respect is a fundamental human right for all people.
  • Understand the complexities of what it means to show respect and be respected.
  • Propose ways to show respect towards others to ensure safety, fairness and equity.

Key messages

  • Respect is a fundamental human right.
  • Showing respect does not necessarily mean you have to agree with another person.
  • Respect and being respectful are key components of relationships.

Year level(s) appropriate for

Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

Australian curriculum links

Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships.

Media items

Stepping in

Type: Video.

Duration: 4 minutes.

Source: The Good Society.

Summary: This video covers when and how to step in as bystanders when we see disrespectful, toxic or abusive behaviours toward friends or strangers.

Survey questions:

  1. Question number 1. If you witnessed a similar scene on public transport, would you feel confident to step in? Answers
    1. a.Yes, absolutely
    2. b.Yes, but only if I was with a group of friends who’d back me up
    3. c.Maybe, it would depend whether the person was bigger than me
    4. d.Probably not, it’s too risky because you don’t know how they might react.
    Discussion points:

    The level of confidence people have in their own capacity to take action has a big impact on whether they will step in to intervene or challenge disrespectful or abusive behaviour. The level of peer support they expect to receive if they were to take action is also a key factor in deciding to step in. Remember you don’t have to step in but if it is safe to do so it can help someone out of a potentially harmful situation. The three key steps in this video provide the way to step in safely:

    Step 1: Check in

    Step 2: Disrupt

    Step 3: Recruit

    By following these steps you can make sure that if you do decide to step in, you are not going to escalate a situation and potentially put your safety or anyone else’s in danger.

The Field Model summary

Type: PDF.

Duration: 13 minutes.

Source: The Good Society.

Summary: A 15-page booklet which summarises the elements of the Field Model - Stop Ask Listen, Yes No I Don’t Know, Moving the Line, and Stepping In.