Australian Curriculum Review
ETAQ is seeking member’s contributions to the broader review of the Australian Curriculum: English. As you may be aware, State and Territory Education Ministers tasked ACARA with undertaking a review of the Australian Curriculum. Their broad aims are to:
a. refine and reduce the amount of content across all eight learning areas of the Australian Curriculum F-10, with a priority on the primary years, to focus on essential content or core concepts
b. improve the quality of content descriptions and achievement standards by removing ambiguity and unnecessary duplication, and ensuring consistency and clarity of language and cognitive demand
c. rationalise and improve content elaborations, ensuring they are fit for purpose and they suggest to teachers the most authentic ways to treat general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities when teaching the learning area content
d. improve the digital presentation of the Australian Curriculum in line with agreed content changes and user experience requirements. (ACARA 2020)
The full terms of reference can be accessed here: https://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/curriculum-review/
As your professional association, ETAQ will represent the views of members in the appropriate QCAA and ACARA forums. Your responses to this brief survey will be instrumental in this process.