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The Australian Curriculum

Objectives

The implementation of the Australian Curriculum provides an opportunity to deliver on the outcomes for schooling expressed in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008). Using the resources and activities below, principals and curriculum leaders are able to embrace uncertain, complex and diverse contexts and work with others to seek creative and innovative solutions that support quality outcomes for all.

The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of the Australian Curriculum and explore online resources that are available to support the implementation. Completing this activity will build knowledge of the intent of the Australian Curriculum, the site's structure, research and ICT skills.

 

Activity

Prior to beginning this activity the facilitator should become familiar with Delicious https://delicious.com/External Link and Padlet padlet.com/External Link and create an account for both. Use the guides listed in the resources to assist with this.

  1. Go to the Australian Curriculum website www.australiancurriculum.edu.auExternal Link.
  2. Introduce the session with an outline of the activity, as follows.
    During this activity we will explore the Australian Curriculum website and find resources to help with its implementation. We will bookmark useful websites using Delicious, and brainstorm and share ideas using Padlet.
  3. View the Australian Curriculum guided tour which is available on the home page of the Australian Curriculum website.
  4. Allow time for participants to explore the Australian Curriculum website.
  5. Determine who has previously used Scootle www.scootle.edu.au/External Link and the level of expertise within the group.
  6.  View the Scootle search and learning path video www.youtube.com/watch?v=a474Pc81p-gExternal Link.
  7. Allow time for participants with a Scootle login to explore and save information to a learning path.
  8. Discuss other useful websites.
  9. Open Padlet and demonstrate its use as a brainstorming tool to share useful websites. Examples of useful websites include:
    a.  Improve www.improve.edu.auExternal Link
    b. The History Teachers' Association of Australia www.historyteacher.org.auExternal Link
    c. Global education www.globaleducation.edu.auExternal Link
    d. The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers www.aamt.edu.auExternal Link
    e. The Australian Science Teachers' Association www.asta.edu.auExternal Link
    f.  The Primary English Teaching Association Australia www.petaa.edu.auExternal Link
    g. Australian Government topic on culture, history and sport australia.gov.au/topics/culture-history-and-sportExternal Link
    h. Asia Education Foundation www.asiaeducation.edu.auExternal Link
  10.  Demonstrate the process of bookmarking and tagging a website using Delicious.
  11. Allow participants time to create their own Delicious account and browse the internet and bookmark resources using Delicious tags.

Resources


This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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