The Australian curriculum : implications for teaching and assessment

Klenowski, Valentina (2012) The Australian curriculum : implications for teaching and assessment. Primary English Teaching Association Australia, 186, pp. 1-8.

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Teachers will be aware of the raft of educational changes introduced recently and also of the associated challenges and opportunities that such educational reforms present. This PETAA Paper commences with an overview of the major educational changes and how they impinge on teachers’ classroom practice in the teaching of English and makes explicit the implications for policy support. This article aims to provide teachers with some insight into how they might respond in their teaching to develop their own assessment and pedagogic practices and in so doing support students to improve in their learning and to achieve higher standards. A group of teachers’ classroom practice, which has applicability to both Upper Primary and Middle School English teaching, is analysed to demonstrate how these teachers have pedagogically incorporated some of the ‘general capabilities’ and a cross-curriculum priority of ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures’ into their classroom practice.

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ID Code: 53543
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Paper 186
Keywords: assessment principles, national curriculum, Indigenous perspectives, intercultural competence
ISSN: 2200-2189
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Primary English Teaching Association Australia
Deposited On: 11 Sep 2012 00:13
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 05:41

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