What is disaster resilience education (DRE)?
Disaster resilience education (DRE) is the development of hazard-related knowledge, skills and strategies, to enable learners to participate as active members in skilled and resilient communities.
Disaster resilient young people:
- recognise natural hazards and assess risks in their local environment
- demonstrate skills and strategies for staying safe, seeking help and helping others in an emergency
- practice protective strategies for mental health and personal resilience
- are connected and active in their local community
- respect the environment and make sustainable choices
- work together to design solutions to prevent hazard events from becoming disasters
- share their learning, opinions and ideas with decision-makers
- participate in actions for recovery in the aftermath of a disaster or other traumatic event.
DRE supports schools and educators to:
- develop resilient, confident, successful and responsible learners
- implement Australian Curriculum-linked learning in: Geography; Science; Civics & Citizenship; Health & Physical Education; Sustainability and the General Capabilities
- engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
- establish STEM partnerships with experts in the science of hazards and emergency management
- explore local geography, linked to global education themes of sustainability (including sustainable development goals - SDGs) climate change and human rights
- uphold the National Child Safe Standards
DRE is guided by the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030.