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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.

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PURPOSETo further develop our thoughts about implementing the new syllabus for HSIE.To consider how teams at the learning community level might support this.

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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

so what is new
So What is New?
  • K-6
    • An emphasis on teaching historical inquiry and skills
    • The use of specified topics and content
  • 7-10
    • Overview and depth studies approach
    • Increased flexibility of content delivery in Stage 5
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What is more important, teaching content or teaching students how to learn? *E:\West Wyalong HSIE development\history-k10-draft-syllabus-v2.pdf

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What 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

what are the challenges for a new syllabus http http www youtube com watch v n2blcv 9api
What are the challenges for a new syllabus?*http http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2BLcv_9apI
implementation of new syllabuses
Implementation of new syllabuses

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

differentiated learning

quality teaching

planning, programming and assessment

what do students need in the 21 st century

Effective oral and written communication

  • Agility and adaptability
  • Initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
  • Accessing and analysing information
  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • 21st Century Skills

What do Students Need in the 21st Century?

learning across the curriculum
Learning across the curriculum

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

preparation
Preparation

Check the NSW Curriculum & Learning Innovation Centre’s website

Begin planning for implementation of the new syllabuses

  • Include preparation for implementation in school plans.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in your own and other schools through learning areas, cross-curriculum areas and stages of learning.

Check the Board of Studies website. Note that you can register for Board of Studies weekly bulletins.

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Preparation

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.

important contacts
IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Draft syllabus http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus-draft-k10/pdf_doc/history-k10-draft-syllabus-v2.pdf.

NSW Curriculum http://clic.det.nsw.edu.au/aust_curriculum/index.htm

anthony.heffer@det.nsw.edu.au 0269373883

designing the nsw syllabuses
Designing the NSW Syllabuses

Australian Curriculum

(ACARA)

New NSW syllabuses

(Board of Studies NSW)

Year-based Content

Stage-based Outcomes and content

Learning across the curriculum areas embedded in content as appropriate to individual Learning Areas

General capabilities, Cross-curriculum priorities

early stage 1
Early Stage 1

Personal and Family Histories

A student’s own history and that of their family

stage 1
Stage 1

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

stage 2
Stage 2

Identity and diversity in both the local and national communities

Community and Remembrance

First Contacts

World exploration and British settlement of Australia

stage 3
Stage 3

The Australian Colonies

A study of colonial Australia

Australia as a Nation

The development of 20th Century Australia