Alignment of curriculum, assessment and teaching/learning

By |May 17th, 2015|

Students are more engaged—and achieve more—when they can see the links between curriculum, assessment and the teaching and learning activities in the classroom. Teachers are more focused, effective and efficient when alignment is strong!

Differentiating support to maximise engagement, learning and achievement for all learners

By |May 17th, 2015|

Not all learners are the same! The range of learners in our classrooms require differentiated support so that we can maximise engagement, learning and achievement.

Building intellectual rigour

By |May 17th, 2015|

Higher-order thinking is a key to success in learning. Critical and creative thinking are foregrounded in the Australian Curriculum through the general capabilities.

Connecting curriculum across learning areas/subjects

By |May 17th, 2015|

Supporting real-world learning is a major reason to supplement a single curriculum approach with 'purposefully connected curriculum'. A further reason relates to the pragmatic issues associated with learners' entitlement to a range of learning areas and subjects in the Australian Curriculum.

Enacting the Australian Curriculum for multiple year level classes

By |May 17th, 2015|

It's a big call to lead learning in a classroom with more than one official year level within the context of the Australian Curriculum. A considerable number of Australian classrooms, in both urban and rural environments, have learners from more than one year level.

Rigorous and relevant learning in junior secondary/middle schooling: A menu

By |May 17th, 2015|

There is ample evidence from research and practice to indicate that learners in junior and secondary (and upper primary) school have specific learning requirements.