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The New Australian Curriculum in the Preparatory Year: The Importance of Maintaining Current Pedagogy Leanne Trace
The Philosophy underpinning the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines
The AC expectations are more specific in terms of what children need to know by the end of the prep year –
knowing all letters and sounds and blending medial vowels with initial and final consonants;
recognising high frequency words.
specific expectations for handwriting.
Alignment of the Australian English Curriculum with the EYCG
“Where is the play in – worksheets; colouring in; art templates; phonics programs; sight words; and early readers” (McGregor, 2010). Questioning what is Happening in Early Education in Queensland
Core Curriculum for Preschool Education in Finland
Why look to Finland?
Finland's approach to curriculum and pedagogy is highly effective
Finland consistently receives outstanding results on the international student standards scoreboard
PISA 2009 Results
A philosophy that works Schools have a high degree of autonomy with regard to pedagogical practices Flexible school based and teacher planned curriculum Student centred instruction The Successful Performance of Finnish Students in Reading
As global educators of our future citizens it is imperative we follow best practice and maintain a child centred approach which recognises the value of play in the early years of formal education. Conclusion
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ACARA. (2010b). The Shape of the Australian Curriculum Version 2.0 Retrieved May 6, 2011, from http://acara.edu.au/verve/_resources
ACARA. (2010c). Why have an Australian curriculum? Retrieved March, 8 2011, from http://acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Why_have_an_Australian_Curriculum.pdf
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McGregor, B. (2010). Where is the PLAY in worksheets, colouring in, art templates, phonics programs, sight words and early readers? Educating Young Children, 16(1), 6-10.
National Board of Education (2000). Core Curriculum for Preschool Education in Finland. Retrieved May 6 from www.oph.fi/.../123162_core_curriculum_for_pre_school_education_2000. pdf
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Queensland Studies Authority (2010). Allignment between the draft Australian English Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum Retrieved May 6, 2011 from http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/downloads/approach/aus_curriculum_english_mapping.pdf
Snider, J. ((Interviewer), & Virkkunen, H. (Interviewee). (2011, March 16). TheHechinger Report [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from http://matosas.typepad.com/escuelas_que_piensan_naci/2011/03/an-interview-with-henna-virkkunen-finlands-minister-of-education.html
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (2008). Analysis of Curriculum/Learning Frameworks for the Early Years (Birth to Age 8). Retrieved May 10, 2011 from http://www.deewr.gov.au/Earlychildhood/Policy_Agenda/EarlyChildhoodWorkforce/Documents/AnalysisofCurriculum_LearningFrameworksfortheEarly.pdf