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Review of the Australian Curriculum – Science is a Course

Review of the Australian Curriculum – Science

May 31 - Jun 15, 2021

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Date and time

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event

Audience 

This learning event is right for you if you are an early years/primary/secondary educator or leader responsible for curriculum decisions in your school.

Description                                      

From the end of April to July 2021, ACARA is seeking consultation and feedback on the refinements and changes made to the Australian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 10. As curriculum leaders and teachers, passionate about the learning area of Science, you will come away with the tools and strategies to facilitate a professional conversation with colleagues around the proposed changes in this area of the Science currciulum. At the close of the consultation process, all feedback will be considered before the curriculum goes live in 2022. This is an exciting time to be able to share your working knowledge, insights, and perspectives of the curriculum from the coal face and impact the learning outcomes for all Australian children.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework 
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes  
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance                              

Key takeaways                

  • deeper conceptual understanding of the Achievement Standards
  • deeper understanding of the importance of the Rational, Achievement Standards and Content Descriptors
  • awareness of the changes, refinements, and review process of the Australian Curriculum learning area.
  • increased conceptual understanding of the developed levels of complexity and metacognitive rigor of the curriculum across the learning areas
  • information about the newly revised website and resources online
  • information and strategies in participating in the consultation process and undertaking the survey tool

 

Presenter information

Helen Schiele                    

Helen has worked in the educational field for some 27 years. She has developed professional learning opportunities in the areas of curriculum design, differentiation, professional learning communities, Cognitive Coaching, and literacy and numeracy strategies.  Prior to entering the primary and secondary areas, Helen worked extensively in early childhood and is key a representative for the Independent schools’ sector in the ECEC field. As a Curriculum Director representing ISV at the National Curriculum Directors Committee of ACARA, she has been an active representative in the review of the Australian Curriculum. Helen has completed her Master’s in Education by research and is now completing her Doctoral studies in ‘collective efficacy in education.

 

 

Melanie Isaacs

Melanie Isaacs is a Senior Manager, Curriculum Review with ACARA and leads the Science curriculum review team. Melanie has worked in STEM education for over 20 years. She began her career as a secondary science teacher in Melbourne before joining the Department of Education as a Science Policy Officer, where her projects included development of the P-10 Science Continuum with Monash University. Melanie joined ACARA to support the final stages of consultation and then publication of the first Australian Curriculum: Science, then led the development of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum science subjects. After experiences in industry and as an independent consultant, including the development of the Girls in STEM Toolkit with ESA, Melanie has returned to ACARA to lead Science curriculum review and the website re-design project.

 

 

 

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