Australian Curriculum Overview

Report
Monday 18th February 2013
PAC FACIILITATOR
- Primary Australian Curriculum
Facilitator
Tangara Cluster
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Grange
Hendon
West Lakes Shore
Westport
Bower Cluster
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Brompton
Challa Gardens
Kilkenny
Pennington JPS
Pennington PS
Woodville
Woodville Gardens
Melbourne Declaration
on Educational Goals
for Young Australians
- Successful learners
- Confident & creative individuals
- Active & informed citizens
Consultative process with the development of the AC
Shaping Paper
Design of the Australian Curriculum paper
Shaping Papers for each Curriculum Area
- Draft
- Updated/published
Draft Curriculum
Published Curriculum
3 dimensions of the Australian Curriculum…
Dimension 1 – learning areas - 8
• English
• Mathematics
• Science
• Humanities and Social Science (HASS) (comprising History, Geography, Civics &
Citizenship and Business & Economics)
• The Arts (comprising Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts)
• Languages
• Health and Physical Education
• Technologies (comprising ICT and Design and Technology).
Dimension 2 – general capabilities - 7
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Literacy
Numeracy
Information and communication technology (ICT) capability
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Ethical understanding
Intercultural understanding
Dimension 3 – cross-curriculum priorities - 3
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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories & cultures
Asia & Australia’s engagement with Asia
Sustainability
Curriculum Areas
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English
Maths
Science
Humanities & Social Sciences
- History
- Geography
- Civics & Citizenship
- Business & Economics
The Arts
- Dance
- Drama
- Music
- Visual Arts
Languages
Health & PE
Technologies
- ICT
- Design & Technology
- Media
Cross Curriculum
Priorities
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories &
cultures
- Asia & Australia’s engagement with Asia
- Sustainability
General Capabilities
Literacy
Numeracy
ICT
Critical and Creative Thinking
Ethical Understanding
Personal & Social Competence
Intercultural Understandings
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM WEBSITE
www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
Online document
- Constantly changing
- Version 4.1
Update
- All curriculum areas due to be
published by the end of 2013
- DECD implementation timelines
TBA
PUBLISHED
- MATHEMATICS
- SCIENCE
- HISTORY (HASS – Humanities & Social Sciences)
- ENGLISH
- General Capability continuums : New continuums (F, 2,4,6,8,10 all
areas)
DRAFT DOCUMENTS
- The Arts
- Geography (HASS – Humanities & Social Sciences)
- Some Languages
- Health & PE (consultation closes April 2013)
SHAPING PAPERS
- Business & Economics (HASS – Humanities & Social Sciences) :
updated Dec 2012
- Civics & Citizenship (HASS – Humanities & Social Sciences) :
updated Oct 2012
- The Technologies : released March 2012
DECD Timeline
2011 Familiarisation of Maths & Science
2012 Implementation of Maths & Science
Familiarisation of English &
History
2013 Implementation of Maths, Science,
English & History
Reporting
: changes to reporting
: 2 different curriculums
- SACSA
- Australian Curriculum
: Cyclical vs hierarchical curriculum
: new guidelines for DECD schools
Taking a look at the curriculum
Conclusion

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