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  • 1. Education Services Australia
  • 2. Australia at a Glance• Size 7,617,930 sq Km• Population, 2008 22,431,178• School enrolment, 2008 3,444,474• Number of schools, 2008 9,562 (6,488 primary, 3074 secondary) Source: 2008 Australian National Report on Schooling
  • 3. Australia at a Glance
  • 4. State/Territory Total No. of Percentage Population schools (approx)New South 7 million 3 109 32.5%WalesVictoria 5.4 million 2 288 23.9%Queensland 4.4 million 1 713 17.9%South Australia 1.6 million 795 8.3%Western 2.2 million 1 065 11.2%AustraliaTasmania 500 000 277 2.9%Northern 220 000 187 2.0%TerritoryAustralian 350 000 128 1.3%Capital TerritoryAustralia 21.67 million 9 562 100%
  • 5. Schools by Sector, 2008 Number PercentageGovernment Schools 6,833 71.5%Non-Government Schools • Catholic 1,705 17.8% • Independent 1,024 10.7%Total Australian Schools 9,562 100%Source: 2008 Australian National Report on Schooling
  • 6. Key National Initiatives• Australian Curriculum• Transparent reporting• Quality teaching and learning and school leadership• Digital education• Online assessment
  • 7. Australian Curriculum–Phase 1 - English, mathematics, history and science (K-10)–Phase 2 - Geography, languages and the arts (K-10)–Phase 3 - ICT and design & technology, health and physical education, economics, business and civics and citizenship (K-10)–Senior secondary curriculum being negotiated
  • 8. Australian Curriculum• General capabilities: literacy, numeracy, ICT, thinking skills, ethical behavior, creativity, self-management, teamwork, intercultural understanding and social competence.• Cross-curriculum dimensions: Indigenous history and culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and sustainability.
  • 9. Transparent Reporting
  • 10. Digital Education$2.4 billion national investment over 4 years for: – hardware for secondary schools and for students in Years 9 to 12, a 1:1 ratio – fast broadband services – ICT proficiency of teachers and school leaders – online curriculum tools and resources to support the Australian Curriculum – online diagnostic tools & online assessment
  • 11. Online Assessment
  • 12. National Architecture for Schooling AITSL ACARA Quality Teaching Curriculum Leadership Assessment Professional Reporting Learning Standards ESA Digital Learning Resources Information Technology, Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Learning Services
  • 13. Education Services Australia• not-for-profit company providing services to the education Ministers: – to advance key nationally-agreed education initiatives, programs and projects – to create, publish, disseminate and market curriculum and assessment materials, ICT based solutions, products and services to support learning, teaching, leadership and administration
  • 14. Education Services Australia120 projects and services covering:• Education technology systems• Curriculum• Online print and electronic library cataloguing• National online careers advice• Online assessment• Digital content
  • 15. National Digital Learning Resource Network – Over15000 digital curriculum resources – National sharing by teachers and states and territories – Access to resources from cultural agencies and public and private providers – Digital rights – Accessed by teachers through Scootle where State or Territory does not have portal
  • 16. The video on Scootle can be viewed at http://esa.edu.au/scootle