Towards a Critical Appraisal of the Queensland New Basics Project

Page, James S. (2003) Towards a Critical Appraisal of the Queensland New Basics Project. Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 13(6), pp. 1-2.

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The Queensland New Basics Project is currently a major experiment in task-oriented and transdisciplinary learning in Queensland schools (in Australia). There has been an abundance of promotional material for the Project, although as yet very little in the way of any independent critique. This paper attempts to provide such a critique, with the exposition of six critical issues for the Project.

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Keywords: Queensland New Basics Project, new basics, non, basics, basic, non, basic, task, oriented, transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, United States, Reagan Administration, progressive, techno, rationalist, deficit model of teaching, traditional disciplines, instrumentalist, liberal education, employability, workforce, structural unemployment, underemployment, workforce, curriculum fix, predictive, manual skills, intellectual skills, carpentry, agriculture, behaviouristic, corporatist, skill, building, predictive pedagogies, intentional focus, outcomes, who we are, what we do, reductionism, technicist, centrally mandated curriculum, school, based curriculum development, deprofessionalizing, de, skilling, consultation, Education Queensland, Queensland school, Richard Rorty, Brenton Doecke, Allan Luke, Colin Lankshear
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:39

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