In this episode, Dan talks about some of the highlights of the reforms recommended, including the emphasis on understanding, inquiry-based learning, application, skill and providing time for teachers.
Curriculum reforms, reviews and some fantastic directions to move us forward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This was our first review in almost 30 years… on this scale
The aim is “to equip students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century”
- building strong foundations for future learning by 2022 with new English and Mathematics syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 2
- more time for teaching by 2022 by reducing the hours teachers spend on extra-curricular topics and issues and compliance requirements
- strengthening post school pathways by 2022 with new learning areas for Years 11 and 12 that clearly link learning to future employment and study options
- a new curriculum from 2024 with new syllabuses focused on what is essential to know and do in early and middle years of schooling, and key learning areas in the senior years. (copied from NESA’s website here)
Curriculum Changes Aim
Prioritise core knowledge, understanding and skills and give teachers time to focus on depth of learning.
Key features include:
- Learn with understanding
- Build skills in applying knowledge
- Make excellent and ongoing progress