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  • 1.  
  • 2. changes to rmps in new curriculum
    • no change to content (in terms of areas to be covered)- more changing way you teach (4 capac)
    • move towards depth & breadth
    • emphasis on exploration, rather than imparting of knowledge
    • core issues are to be made more explicit
      • in re this becomes learning ‘philosophical’ meanings rather than abstract facts
  • 3. Literacy Outcomes
    • taking fair share in helping people become confident communicators...
    • 21st Century definition of ‘text’ (a medium through which ideas, experiences, opinions can be communicated).
      • has both modern and ancient import
      • losing the ability to interpret symbolically (or in keeping with genre)
  • 4. Creation Stories
  • 5. Creation Stories Unit
    • pre-existing unit on creation myths of ancient cultures
    • Becomes about the secret meanings in the stories...
    • how does where (we believe) we came from affect how we live or what we believe is right and wrong?
      • Is morality a social creation?
      • Can it be absolute if we don’t believe in a ‘god’?
      • Can we, then, really believe in ‘fairness’?
  • 6. symbolism
  • 7. inuit story
    • Does the fact they believe they came about by accident help us to understand traditions of infanticide?
    • Is fear useful or a hindrance?
  • 8. what we did...
    • tasks altered to encourage development of four capacities (Black Box, AifL...)
    • more ‘believable’ creation stories added
      • exercises that encourage reflection on how believing elements of these stories might change the way we act or see the world.
  • 9. genesis
  • 10. evolution
  • 11. questions like...
    • can we still believe that humans should act differently from animals?
      • what exactly is our telos or purpose in the world?
      • are we completely wasting our time with what we call ethics