Challenge Disciplines for 2018
A new era begins. Introducing the four long-term Challenge disciplines for 2018 we have the new The Arts Challenge together with the STEM super-Challenge to complement the popular Language Literature and Social Sciences. Teams select one Long Term
Challenge from the disciplines below. They then work collaboratively, without
outside assistance, to prepare their solution. This solution is performed to a
panel of judges and an audience, at Regional Tournament Day.
Language Literature - this Challenge asks students to investigate and apply common literary devices and
language techniques. This may involve existing or original texts, where texts
may be written, spoken or multimodal, and in print or digital forms.
Social Sciences - this Challenge asks students to explore social issues and aspect of human society.
This may include posing moral and ethical questions in a variety of contexts.
STEM - the combination of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles provides an
integrated approach for students to deepen their conceptual understanding, and
use their creative and critical thinking skills to solve the challenges within
an authentic context. There may be additional materials required to create a
physical model to help demonstrate the Challenge solution.
The Arts - this Challenge asks
students to research aspects of visual and performing arts and will require
students to apply performing arts skills in their solutions. This may involve
existing or original works of art, theatre, dance, music and song.
The Victorian Office is always there to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school. We endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours. The best method of contact is by email, as our office is not always attended during business hours. Our contact details are: