MobileMuster Schools Competition - Designing for Behaviour Change

MobileMuster Schools Competition - Designing for Behaviour Change

Lesson 3 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • Science
  • Human Endeavour
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • ...

Lesson summary

This lesson is designed to support you and your students to produce quality behaviour change artwork for the MobileMuster Schools Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. The 2023 MobileMuster Schools Competition is open, and the theme is ‘Inspiring Recycling Action’. For information about the Schools Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • learn about the ethics and laws of creating media
  • explore and apply different elements of creating quality media.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • create engaging behaviour change media
  • produce media that adhere to local and national laws.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

HASS & Visual Arts:

Students learn:

  • to use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning (AC9AVA4C01).
  • to propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions (AC9HS3S06).
  • about sustainable use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place (AC9HS4K06).

General capabilities: Ethical UnderstandingCritical and Creative Thinking

Syllabus outcomes: VAS2.3, VAS2.4ST2-7MW-T

Cross-curriculum priority: SustainabilityAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Relevant parts of Year 3 & 4 achievement standards:
Students describe the importance of environments, and sustainable allocation and management of resources. They propose considered actions or responses. They use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to plan and create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning.

Resources required


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • communication
  • prototyping
  • ethical understanding
  • creativity
  • community engagement
  • reflection

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: High - teachers will need to facilitate students in planning and executing their chosen artwork, including sourcing resources and following up on copyright and permissions.

MobileMuster logo

This activity has been developed in partnership with MobileMuster. MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.

Related professional learning

Create Change That Lasts

Quick Summary: This course explores how to make a change initiative last longer - in your classroom, service, school or organisation.

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