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Conference paper edu8917

  1. 1. New National Curriculum governed by ACARA: Why change something that’s working<br />Conference Paper <br />EDU8719<br />Presented by Kylie Shegog<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>History of Queensland has shown many changes with the development of state curriculums and new declarations.
  3. 3. Changes occurring rapidly because of global economics and increasing technology.
  4. 4. Differences between past and present curriculums.
  5. 5. Many criticisms about the Australian Curriculum and for the concerns of it’s applications.</li></ul>Introduction<br />
  6. 6. A LOOK BACK ON QUEENSLANDEDUCATION HISTORY OF 150 YEARS<br />http://education.qld.gov.au/library/edhistory/state/chronology/index.html<br />
  7. 7. History of Queensland’s Education<br />Only three changes in 45 years<br />
  8. 8. History of Queensland's Education<br />1905 – 1965 another four changes<br />
  9. 9. History of Queensland's education<br />Within the space of 10 years 5 actions have taken place. Education development is proceeding quickly. <br />
  10. 10. History of Queensland’s Education<br />In only 13 years 9 major changes occurred<br />
  11. 11. History of Queensland’s Education: the current stages<br />
  12. 12. The last 20 yearsleading up to the national curriculum<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>This was the start of all future curriculum developments
  14. 14. Introduction of the Key Learning Areas
  15. 15. Structure on what students need to learn
  16. 16. Importance of students environment </li></ul>http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/mceecdya/hobart_declaration,11577.html<br />THE BEGINNING‘THE HOBART DECLARATION’<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>2001-2003
  18. 18. New Basics or commonly known as The Core Curriculum
  19. 19. Providing a common National Statement about performance levels
  20. 20. Productive Pedagogies
  21. 21. Rich Tasks
  22. 22. Learn through a students environment
  23. 23. Intellectual focus to engage in theories
  24. 24. Focus on new skills for global times</li></ul>http://education.qld.gov.au/corporate/newbasics/<br />NEW BASICS ‘CORE CURRICULUM’<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li>2006
  26. 26. New Essential Learnings that students need to know
  27. 27. Introduction of ‘ways of working’, ‘knowledge and understanding’
  28. 28. Includes the core curriculums students need to know for assessment purposes for each level
  29. 29. Enables peace of mind for parents and others in society that specific elements are being taught</li></ul>http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/574.html<br />QCAT AND THE ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>Adelaide Declaration – derived from the Hobart Declaration
  31. 31. Goals set out in dot points for </li></ul> ease of understanding of key elements<br /><ul><li>Literacy and Numeracy inclusion
  32. 32. Indigenous inclusion</li></ul>http://www.curriculum.edu.au/mceetya/nationalgoals/index.htm<br /><ul><li>Melbourne Declaration – following from previous
  33. 33. Where the focus of the National</li></ul> Curriculum was originated from<br />http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/National_Declaration_on_the_Educational_Goals_for_Young_Australians.pdf<br />NEXT DECLARATIONS<br />
  34. 34. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CURRICULUM SPECIFICS<br /><ul><li>Curriculum used in Australia nationally
  35. 35. Same aspects as past curriculums after the Hobart Declaration
  36. 36. Simplified Key Learning Areas
  37. 37. Explicit knowledge content to be taught
  38. 38. Detailed yet flexible to be used for local factors
  39. 39. Detailed assessments
  40. 40. Introduction of the History Learning Area
  41. 41. Easier to follow subsections
  42. 42. Still has the same student focus, socially and for a global economy</li></ul>http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum.html<br />
  43. 43. The Australian national curriculumadvantages and conflicts<br />
  44. 44. <ul><li>Developed too hastily for a political agenda
  45. 45. Government/Political issues since it was first questioned in the 1980’s
  46. 46. Teachers did not get recognition in the development stages
  47. 47. May take too long to start working in the nations results</li></ul>NATIONAL CURRICULUM CONFLICTS<br />
  48. 48. <ul><li>Students changing schools locally and nationally will be better prepared
  49. 49. Global understanding and interaction
  50. 50. New skills locally and internationally
  51. 51. A curriculum designed to be a prominent standard
  52. 52. Enables better moderation of students results
  53. 53. Tracking schools and students progress will be easier</li></ul>NATIONAL CURRICULUMS ADVANTAGES<br />
  54. 54. CONCLUSION<br />In conclusion This National Curriculum will help develop the future for our developing adults socially and in preparation for a technological and economic global economy. These implications should dissipated once the National Curriculum’s implementation on the 8th of December and the benefits will outweigh the criticism. If there were no change no one will progress. All for the students, community and global development for a sustainably future.<br />

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