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The new australian curriculum in the prep year.ppp

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The new australian curriculum in the prep year.ppp

  1. 1. The New Australian Curriculum <br />in the Preparatory Year:<br />The Importance of Maintaining Current Pedagogy<br />Leanne Trace<br />
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  3. 3. The Philosophy underpinning the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines<br />
  4. 4. The AC expectations are more specific in <br />terms of what children need to know by the <br />end of the prep year – <br /><ul><li>knowing all letters and sounds and blending medial vowels with initial and final consonants;
  5. 5. recognising high frequency words.
  6. 6. individual reading;
  7. 7. specific expectations for handwriting.</li></ul>Alignment of the Australian English Curriculum with the EYCG<br />
  8. 8. “Where is the play in –<br />worksheets;<br />colouring in;<br />art templates;<br />phonics programs;<br />sight words; and<br />early readers” (McGregor, 2010).<br />Questioning what is Happening in Early Education in Queensland<br />
  9. 9. Core Curriculum for Preschool Education in Finland<br />
  10. 10. Why look to Finland?<br /><ul><li>Finland's approach to curriculum and pedagogy is highly effective
  11. 11. Finland consistently receives outstanding results on the international student standards scoreboard</li></li></ul><li>PISA 2009 Results<br />
  12. 12. A philosophy that works<br />Schools have a high degree of autonomy with regard to pedagogical practices<br />Flexible school based and teacher planned curriculum<br />Student centred instruction<br />The Successful Performance of Finnish Students in Reading<br />
  13. 13. As global educators of our future citizens it is imperative we <br />follow best practice and maintain a child centred approach which recognises the value of play in the early years of formal education.<br />Conclusion<br />
  14. 14. Referencing:<br />ACARA. (2010a). Australian Curriculum Frequently Asked Questions Retrieved March 8, 2011, from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/AC_FAQs_Senior_Sec_v1_20100513_Background_FINAL.pdf<br /> <br />ACARA. (2010b). The Shape of the Australian Curriculum Version 2.0 Retrieved May 6, 2011, from http://acara.edu.au/verve/_resources<br /> <br />ACARA. (2010c). Why have an Australian curriculum? Retrieved March, 8 2011, from http://acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Why_have_an_Australian_Curriculum.pdf<br /> <br />Education Queensland Department of Teaching and Learning (2011). Guidelines for Prep Version 2. Brisbane. The State of Queensland.<br />James, M. (Interviewer), & Gillard, J. (Interviewee). (2010, March 5). Julia Gillard [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/03/05/2838233.htm<br /> <br />
  15. 15. Lombardi, M. (2005, March). Finland’s Education system is tops: Here’s why. Online Teacher Newsmagazine, 17(5). Retrieved May 8, 2011 from http://bctf.ca/publications/NewsmagArticle.aspx?id=7988<br /> <br />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. <br /> <br />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<br /> <br />OECD (2010). PISA 2009 Results: Executive Summary. Retrieved May 10, 2011, from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/34/60/46619703.pdf<br /> <br />Queensland Studies Authority (2006). Early Years Curriculum Guidelines. Brisbane: The State of Queensland.<br /> <br />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<br /> <br />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<br /> <br />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<br />

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