A practical approach to developing the general capabilities in middle-years English

Willis, Linda-Dianne & Menzie, Karena (2013) A practical approach to developing the general capabilities in middle-years English. Literacy Learning : The Middle Years, 21(2), xxi-xxiv.

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Abstract

Described as a three-dimensional “living” document, the new Australian Curriculum delineates the knowledge, understandings and skills considered necessary for students in the 21st Century to become confident and creative individuals, successful learners and active and informed citizens. The Australian Curriculum comprises discipline-based learning areas, general capabilities and contemporary cross-curriculum priorities. Teachers have particularly indicated the need for more professional development in relation to the general capabilities notably personal and social capability, ethical behaviour and intercultural understanding. This article provides ideas, activities and resources for middle-years English and literacy teachers to recognise and create opportunities for teaching and learning about these three general capabilities in their classrooms.

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ID Code: 62395
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australian Curriculum, general capabilities, ethical understanding, personal and social capability, middle years
ISSN: 1320-5692
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2013 22:01
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 11:14

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