The Australian Curriculum HSIE and History West Wyalong RSL Club 16 th July 2012. PURPOSE To further develop our thoughts about implementing the new syllabus for HSIE. To consider how teams at the learning community level might support this.
PURPOSETo further develop our thoughts about implementing the new syllabus for HSIE.To consider how teams at the learning community level might support this.
NOT UNPACKING IT? WHY?1. It is still in draft form2. It is 134 pages long and we have 45 minutes3. It is not that different to the current structure
What is more important, teaching content or teaching students how to learn? *E:\West Wyalong HSIE development\history-k10-draft-syllabus-v2.pdf
What students Year was it ? Celine Dion wins Eurovision Roy Orbison diesCDs outsell vinyl for the first time First computer virus released?First episode of Home and Away Sega Mega Drive releasedRelease of Windows 2.1 Adele bornNetherlands connects to the internet- the second country to do so
It’s all about students MEIs this the world our students live in?
An opportunity to refocus on:
learning needs of students in the 21st century
the continuum of learning across K-10
subject matter and learning across the curriculum
planning, programming and assessment
What do Students Need in the 21st Century?
Two main types:
Learning that gives special attention to contemporary issues students will face in their lives
Learning that develops knowledge, skills and dispositions that apply across learning areas
Check the NSW Curriculum & Learning Innovation Centre’s website
Begin planning for implementation of the new syllabuses
Check the Board of Studies website. Note that you can register for Board of Studies weekly bulletins.
1. Think about the school and learning community teams that can be built to prepare a curriculum that works for your students.
2. MAP the syllabus and determine what content will
be taught when- skills and engagement sit at the core.
3. Strongly consider assessment for learning as the place to start.
4. Avoid the risk factors- text books, old programs, new programs.
New NSW syllabuses
(Board of Studies NSW)
Stage-based Outcomes and content
Learning across the curriculum areas embedded in content as appropriate to individual Learning Areas
General capabilities, Cross-curriculum priorities
Personal and Family Histories
A student’s own history and that of their family
Present and Past Family Life
Similarities and differences in family life, past and present
The Past in the Present
Changes and continuities in the local area
Identity and diversity in both the local and national communities
Community and Remembrance
World exploration and British settlement of Australia
The Australian Colonies
A study of colonial Australia
Australia as a Nation
The development of 20th Century Australia