NEW FOR 2022

Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health
& Human Development

For the VCAA Study Design (extended 2018-2023)

Used by 9/10 of the top performing Victorian schools in H&HD*

The Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development expert author team have built on the rich and deep learning experience this series is well-known for – with updated content, new immersive media and enhanced assessment support.

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Highly Commended: Student Resource – Senior 2020
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Currency in a COVID-19 world

Currency is key, with new data, statistics and case studies, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian and global health and wellbeing.

Past VCAA exam questions in print and online

Even more assessment support –including past VCAA exam questions in print, printable exam booklet, sample SACS, annotated extended response questions, key skill analysis and sample responses and much more.

Videos to support learning

Videos to support both the how and what of learning, including new videos for every key skill and extended response question and our popular teacher-led videos.

  • Series features

    The new editions include these key features:

    • Expert authors, including Andrew Beaumont and Meredith Fettling, deliver a comprehensive and accessible approach to align with the VCAA Health & Human Development Study Design (2018-2023)
    • Available in learnON, our powerful digital platform where everything is in the one place – from assignments, tracking student progress, videos, exam questions and all the content from the textbook
    • For the first time, past VCAA exam questions are available in every subtopic of the printed textbook
    • A new teachON section, with practical teaching advice including course outlines, discussion tips and activity ideas
    • New key skill videos in the key skill sections, break down what is expected for each key skill and provides an annotated model answer to help student understanding
    • New extended response section with videos, which unpack how to answer this difficult style of exam question step-by-step
    • New 3 differentiated question sets with immediate feedback to enable students to challenge themselves at their own level
    • Exam tip boxes highlight how to avoid common pitfalls and tackle questions
    • Sample SACS for each Area of Study prepare students for success in their assessments
    • Immediate feedback for every question online, to enable self-study and to overcome misconceptions as they occur

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.

    Print


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside

    Digital


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    PDF


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform

  • Authors

    Andrew Beaumont

    Andrew has been teaching Health and Human Development since its inception and is passionate about promoting teaching and learning in this area. He has been involved in writing many materials including the popular Jacaranda texts, newspaper articles, sample and trial exams, SACs, study guides and course outlines. Andrew has assisted many teachers and students of Health and Human Development, including delivering his well-received preparation and revision sessions for over 12 years for a range of organisations and various teachers’ associations.

    Meredith Fettling

    Meredith has been involved with VCE Health and Human Development from the beginning and has considerable experience in the study. She has been involved in writing support material, assessment tasks and textbooks and has previously delivered professional development programs to students and teachers. Meredith is currently assistant principal at Bendigo Senior Secondary College.

    Kim Weston

    Kim has been teaching Health and Human Development since its inception and involved in writing many curriculum materials, including texts and study guides. Kim is currently Head of Home Economics and Hospitality with Exemplary Teacher status at Methodist Ladies’ College.

    Dr. Fiona Alderson

    Dr Fiona Alderson has taught VCE Health and Human Development for more than 10 years. She has been an active contributor to the Health Teachers’ Network and has worked as an exam assessor for Health and Human Development. Fiona currently teaches at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School where she shares her passion for Health and Human Development with Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

    Lisa O’Halloran

    Lisa has been teaching VCE Health and Human Development since 2003, firstly at Warrandyte High School and currently at Genazzano FCJ College. She is an experienced exam assessor and has worked as a presenter for ACHPER since 2008, including running implementation workshops for the new Study Design. In the last two years, Genazzano College has recorded the highest number of students scoring over 40 for HHD.

Jacaranda's Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development series

The Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.

  • Units 1 & 2

    Digital


    Title: Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 1 & 2 7e learnON
    ISBN: 9780730390961
    (Bookseller order ISBN: 9780730390985)
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $50.00

    learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

     

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    Digital with Print


    Title: Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 1 & 2 7e learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730390947
    (Bookseller order ISBN: 9780730390947)
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $80.00
    ($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

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    Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 1 & 2 7e
    Topic 1: Concepts of health and wellbeing Topic 7: The human lifespan
    Topic 2: Measurements and indicators of health status of Australia’s youth Topic 8: Healthy and respectful relationships
    Topic 3: Sociocultural factors affecting health status and behaviours of youth Topic 9: Parenting and prenatal and early childhood development
    Topic 4: Nutrition and youth health and wellbeing Topic 10: Australia’s health system
    Topic 5: Promoting youth health and wellbeing Topic 11: Health information, technology and complaints
    Topic 6: Exploring mental disorders as a youth health and wellbeing issue

  • Units 3 & 4

    Digital


    Title: Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 3 & 4 7e learnON
    ISBN: 9780730393467
    (Bookseller order ISBN: 9780730393481)
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $50.00

    learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

     

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    Digital with Print


    Title: Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 3 & 4 7e learnON & Print
    ISBN: 9780730393818
    (Bookseller order ISBN: 9780730393818)
    Publication date: 2021
    RRP: $80.00
    ($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

    The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and a printed copy for just $30 extra.

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    Jacaranda Key Concepts in VCE Health & Human Development Units 3 & 4 7e
    Topic 1: Concepts of health and wellbeing Topic 8: Comparing health status and burden of disease across countries
    Topic 2: Measuring health status Topic 9: Sustainability and human development
    Topic 3: Factors influencing health status and burden of disease Topic 10: Global trends and health and wellbeing
    Topic 4: Variations in health status between population groups Topic 11: Sustainable Development Goals and the World Health Organisation
    Topic 5: Changes in Australia’s health status Topic 12: Australian aid and non-government organisations (NGOs)
    Topic 6: Australia’s health system Topic 13: Programs addressing the Sustainable Development Goals
    Topic 7: Targets of health promotion in Australia

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