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Title: The Australian Curriculum


1
The Australian Curriculum
2
Outline
  • Context, background and developments
  • Key Concepts of the Australian curriculum
  • The Implementation issue

3
acara
  • Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting
    Authority
  • Commonwealth independent statutory authority
  • Established 1 June 2009
  • Policy determined by the Council of state and
    federal education ministers

4
Why an Australian Curriculum?
  • Curriculum (what we want young people to learn at
    school) has become too important and too big a
    task to not do it nationally
  • Because we are a very mobile society national
    consistency is important
  • We need to pool our talents and resources to
    ensure the best
  • Combination of efficiency and effectiveness
    arguments

5
The vision
  • Entitlement to a world-class curriculum for all
    young Australians
  • Commitment to work together collaboratively to
    design and deliver it

6
What do we want all young Australians to learn at
school?
7
Preparation for life
  • Australian governments commit to working in
    collaboration with all school sectors to support
    all young Australians to become
  • successful learners
  • confident and creative individuals
  • active and informed citizens.

8
Shape of the curriculum
  • Learning areas
  • General capabilities
  • Cross-curriculum priorities

9
The Learning Areas
Learning areas Timeline
English Phase 1
Mathematics Phase 1
Science Phase 1
Humanities and social sciences History Geography Economics, Business, Civics and citizenship Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
The Arts Phase 2
Languages Phase 2
Health and Physical Education Phase 3
Technologies Phase 3
10
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • ICT
  • Thinking skills
  • Creativity
  • Self management
  • Teamwork
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Social competence

11
Cross-curriculum priorities
Focus Dimension
National Indigenous culture and history
Regional Asia and Australias engagement with the region
Global Sustainability
12
Learning areas
Learning Areas
K-10
13
Learning areas and general capabilities
Learning Areas
General capabilities
K-10
14
Cross curriculum priorities
Indigenous culture
Sustainability
Asia
15
Elements of the curriculum
  • Curriculum content
  • Content elaborations
  • Achievement standards
  • Work samples that will be inclusive

16
Curriculum content
  • A core of knowledge, skills and understandings
    what students will be taught
  • Importance of parsimony and avoiding overcrowding

17
Achievement standards
  • The expected standard or quality of work
  • World class and thus aspirational, but achievable
  • Aligned to a C in an A-E system of grades

18
Implementation Issues
  • Degree of specification
  • Curriculum cultures/history
  • Relationship to other policies
  • The state of federalism
  • Monitoring evaluation - innovation
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