MobileMuster Schools Competition - Inspiring Behaviour Change

MobileMuster Schools Competition - Inspiring Behaviour Change

Lesson 2 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 one of 3 lessons for Years 3 & 4, 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...

  • examine behaviour change media looking at how and why they were created, and discuss how these works can develop social awareness
  • propose their own theme for tackling behaviour change linked to resource use.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify key issues and elements presented in behaviour change media
  • write a theme to address a resource use issue.

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet
Teacher Content Info
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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

HASS & Visual Arts:

Students will:

  • explore where, why and how visual arts are created and/or presented across cultures, times, places and/or other contexts (AC9AVA4E01).
  • propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions (AC9HS3S06).
  • learn 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: Critical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social Responsibility

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

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.

Relevant parts of Year 3 & 4 achievement standards:
Students describe the causes, effects and contributions of people to change. Students propose actions or responses. They describe where, why and how visual artists create artworks across contexts.

Resources required


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

  • communication
  • global citizenship
  • ethical understanding
  • community engagement
  • reflection.

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - facilitate class discussion and guide planning and theme creation.

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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