Progress Report: Australian Curriculum August 2010

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This is a presentation for an update on state and progress of Australian Curriculum August 2010. It is intended for Victorian School educators.

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  • Progress Report: Australian Curriculum August 2010

    1. 1. Australian Curriculum: History Annabel Astbury History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
    2. 2. The givens What we know Image: FrialLOve via Flickr Creative Commons Licence
    3. 3. The questions Final drafts Senior Curriculum Phase 2 Image: Library of Congress via Flickr No known Copyright
    4. 4. General Capabilities Cross Curriculum Dimensions • Literacy • Numeracy • Intercultural understanding • Thinking Skills • Indigenous Perspectives • Australia and Asia • Creativity • Sustainability • ICT • Ethical behaviour • Self management • Teamwork • Social Competence
    5. 5. ‘The Fan’ from www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
    6. 6. Strands Cross-curriculum Dimensions General capabilities Historical Knowledge and Historical Historical Skills understanding inquiry
    7. 7. Draft documents: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au Summaries of Draft Documents: www.slideshare.net/astbury
    8. 8. K- 6 History Curriculum • Content focuses around: • Home • Local area • Commemoration • Early colonial society • Indigenous societies prior colonisation
    9. 9. 7 - 10 Curriculum • Year 7: Ancient Civilisations • Year 8 Medieval Worlds • Year 9: The Making of the modern world ( to 1900) • Year 10: Making of Modern World & Australia
    10. 10. Year 9: The Modern World and Australia* Depth Study 1: Technology, Progress & Social Change Depth Study 2: Asia & the Pacific World Depth Study 3: The Making of an Australian Nation Depth Study 4: The Making of the the Modern World and Australia *Draft as at May 2010
    11. 11. Year 10: Australia and the Modern World* Depth Study 1: The Great War & its aftermath Depth Study 2: Struggles for freedoms and rights Depth Study 3: The Making of an Australian Nation Depth Study 4: Social and Cultural Influences *Draft as at May 2010
    12. 12. Consultation: Concerns Volume Overviews & Time Depth Studies
    13. 13. Ancient History Framework for Years 11 & 12
    14. 14. Modern History Years 11 & 12 Framework
    15. 15. Consultation: Concerns Image: by Yilinglace via Flickr. Attribution required Image: Grant MacDonald via Flickr Creative Commons Licence Coherence & Choice The place of rigour Australian History
    16. 16. Things you can act on now ...
    17. 17. Things you can act on now ... Content resourcing Whole school curriculum planning: refocus on collaboration between faculties Pedagogy: refresh and revitalise
    18. 18. Curriculum Evaluation Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Level 5 Level 6 Ancient Medieval Australian Unit 1 & 2 / Pathways VELS / Societies World History 20th Century Australia Modern Ancient Medieval and the AC World 1750 Modern World World - 1900 World
    19. 19. World history approach • Overviews / Contextualising depth studies - integrated part of the wider narrative. This will challenge some to think about they way that they approach the course. • Review current practice: evaluate according to general capabilities. • Know the resources: what’s available already / what will become available.
    20. 20. Contact Annabel Astbury a.astbury@htav.asn.au www.htav.asn.au www.slideshare.net/astbury twitter: @annabel_a

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