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Australian Curriculum Implementation Workshop

August 2012 Mark Newhouse Manager of Curriculum

Australian Curriculum Update

Phase 3: Phase 2: Geography Languages Phase 1: The Arts English, Mathematics, Science & History Health/PE Technologies Civics & Citizenship Economics & Business

Phase 1, F-10
English, Maths, Science, History
1 Publication Dec 2010

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Revised achievement standards Oct 2011


Work samples portfolios Jan 2012
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Phase 2 development
Draft Shape paper Consultation on draft curriculum Publication

Geog

June 2010

Oct 11-Feb 12

Dec 2012

Phase 2 development
Draft Shape paper Consultation on draft curriculum Publication

Geog Arts

June 2010 Sept 2010

Oct 11-Feb 12

Dec 2012

July-Sept 2012 July 2013?

Phase 2 development
Draft Shape paper Consultation on draft curriculum Publication

Geog
Arts Lang

June 2010
Sept 2010 Feb 2011

Oct 11-Feb 12

Dec 2012

July-Sept 2012 July 2013? Sept-Nov 2012 Dec 2013

The Arts: 5 subjects

Dance Drama Media arts Music Visual arts


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The Arts F-10


F-6 all Arts subjects 7-8 some specialisation in 1 or more 9-10 specialisation options

Written in bands rather than years


Content strands
Making Responding
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Languages
Chinese
second language + background + first language (7-10)

Second Language
French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Background language
Arabic, Korean, Modern Greek, Vietnamese

Additional languages (later)


Auslan, Classical languages, Hindi, Turkish

ATSI languages a framework


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Phase 3 development
Draft Shape Consultation on paper draft curriculum Publication

HPE

Mar 2012 Feb-Apr 2013

Dec 2013

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Phase 3 development
Draft Shape Consultation on paper draft curriculum Publication

HPE Tech

Mar 2012 Feb-Apr 2013

Dec 2013

Mar 2012 Mar-May 2013 Dec 2013

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Phase 3 development
Draft Shape Consultation on paper draft curriculum Publication

HPE Tech

Mar 2012 Feb-Apr 2013

Dec 2013

Mar 2012 Mar-May 2013 Dec 2013

C&C

June 2012 May-July 2013 Dec 2013

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Phase 3 development
Draft Shape Consultation on paper draft curriculum Publication

HPE

Mar 2012 Feb-Apr 2013

Dec 2013

Tech
C&C

Mar 2012 Mar-May 2013 Dec 2013


June 2012 May-July 2013 Dec 2013 July-Sept 2013 Dec 2013

Econ/Bus Aug 2012

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Health & Physical Education


Mandatory for P-10 Strands
Personal, social and community health Movement and physical activity

In two-year bands (except F) for flexibility Both strands taught in each year Physical activity on weekly basis
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Technologies
Subjects
Design and technologies Digital technologies

Optional in Year 9 & 10 In two-year bands (except F-2) for flexibility

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The Whole Curriculum

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The whole curriculum


LA/subject English Year F-2 Year 3-4 Year 5-6 Year 7-8 Year 9-10

Maths
Science History Geog

Econ & Bus


Civics & Cit Arts HPE Languages Technologies TOTAL 72% 79% 79% 80% 49%
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Curriculum Design, ACARA, March 2012

Indicative Time Advice

Curriculum Design, ACARA, March 2012

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General Capabilities
Literacy Numeracy Information & communication technologies (ICT) Critical and creative thinking Ethical behaviour Personal & social capability Intercultural understanding

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General Capabilities
knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions across learningareas and that equip students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens

Integrated into LAs


Made explicit in curriculum content (filters)

Also described separately as conceptual statements and learning continua


Continua of skills scoped for general capabilities
published Dec 2011 will be extended

Education authorities and individual schools will determine how these are taught, assessed and reported
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Cross-curriculum priorities
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

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Cross-curriculum priorities
National Regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Asia & Australias engagement with Asia

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Cross-curriculum priorities
National
Regional

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures


Asia & Australias engagement with Asia

Global

Sustainability

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Students with disability


Students able to access the regular curriculum
necessary adjustments are made to the ways in which they are expected to learn flexibility to adjust curriculum delivery at a lower year

Students unable to access the regular curriculum


Support materials being trialed Published Dec 2012
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EAL/D students
Standard Australian English is essential for success in Australian schools. EAL/D students must reach the objectives of the Australian Curriculum while simultaneously learning a new language. A national EAL/D teaching resource (Aug 2011)
describing how language proficiency develops. Allowing all teachers to identify the language levels of the EAL/D learners in their classrooms and to pay attention to their specific learning requirements
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ACARA work samples project 2012


In January 2012, ACARA published sets of student work samples to In January 2012, ACARA published sets of student work samples to illustrate achievement for each standard in each learning area. illustrate achievement for each standard in each learning area. Teachers will provide additional works samples to be reviewed and Teachers will provide additional works samples to be reviewed and selected by the learning area groups, from May to September. selected by the learning area groups, from May to September. These collections will form portfolios of student work that illustrate levels of achievement one set will illustrate satisfactory achievement, one above this and one below. Once samples are identified that illustrate satisfactory achievement, there will be a determination made about the nature of the above and below illustrations. Annotations would then be written based on agreed specifications. By illustrating achievement in this way authorities and teachers would be able to extrapolate to a five point scale for reporting purposes.

ACWA assessment project 2012


Action-learning project for teachers Assist teachers to create high quality assessment tasks relating to achievement standards Refinement of tasks and marking keys based on student performance Available for sharing through ACWA website later this year

Reporting: ACARAs position


Reporting to parents will provide information about a students actual achievement against the achievement standards. The use of Australian Curriculum achievement standards as a common reference point for reporting to parents will contribute to national consistency in reporting.

Reporting: ACARAs position (ctd)


Current Commonwealth requirements for reporting to parents include the requirement for student achievement to be reported in terms of A-E grades (or an equivalent 5-point scale). As the Australian Curriculum is being implemented during 2012 and 2013, ACARA will work with the states and territories and the Australian Government to investigate ways that may strengthen national consistency in reporting of student learning.

SCSA
School Curriculum and Standards Authority WA Curriculum and Assessment Outline (2012)
Curriculum expectations for phases of schooling Connections to other documents Values Resources Principles of assessment and reporting
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SCSA reporting project


Generic grade descriptors for all learning areas F-10
Specific attention to K,P,1

Subject specific guidance for grades Portfolios of work samples to cover all grades Available at the start of 2013

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WA Implementation
Letter from WA Minister 30 January 2012
...over the last two years I have insisted on a cautious approach, by waiting until we have the full package of materials available before expecting you to begin implementation in your school... in WA we will now be ready to start the three-year formal implementation period in schools in July 2012 for the Phase 1 subjects
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Other states/territories
State
NSW Vic All Phase 1

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2013

2014
English (K-6 ) All Phase 1 (7,9 )

Qld
SA*

English, Maths, Science History


Maths, Science English, History

Tas
ACT

English, Maths, Science History


All Phase 1

NT

English, Maths

Science, History

* Variety of approaches across system/sectors

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No Engagement - I am not familiar with the Australian Curriculum in the learning area(s) relevant to my teaching. Familiarisation - I am familiar with the organisation, the curriculum content and achievement standards relevant to my current teaching. Transition - I have developed teaching programs based on the content and achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum. Adoption - I teach the Australian Curriculum Content for this learning area and assess and report on students achievement in relation to the achievement standards. 35

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National digital learning resources


There are over 11,000 national digital learning resources available through the Learning Federation. The Australian Curriculum Connect o F-10 English, Maths, Science, History o linking digital resources (whether national or local) to the Australian Curriculum Access is through Scootle www.scootle.edu.au

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Senior secondary
National courses to replace state ones SCSA remain responsible for certification and assessment Four sequential semester units per course Other courses to complement and extend Australian ones No commitment from ACARA to develop courses beyond Phase 1 (+ Geography)
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Senior secondary timeline


Public consultation 10 May 20 July 2012
AISWA forums SCSA forums

Final publication Dec 2012 WA implementation 2015/16?

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More information
ACARA - Shape papers, e-alerts www.acara.edu.au Portal for viewing the curriculum: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au AISWA website www.ais.wa.edu.au ACWA cross sectoral website www.acwa.wa.edu.au
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