National Curriculum symposium
HOSTED BY THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Friday, December 12, 2008
- Download a report from the National Curriculum Symposium (pdf, 25 pages)
- The National Curriculum Board framing papers are available at: http://www.acara.edu.au/default.asp
- Download the symposium program (pdf, 1 page)
This one-day invitational symposium will create a forum where educational leaders and representatives of peak groups in education can come together and discuss key issues including the form and function of a national curriculum, and 'what counts' to benefit all Australian students Kindergarten to Year 12.
The program will enable all participants to contribute to the discussion. The results of these discussions will be synthesised for publication and dissemination including to members of the National Curriculum Board.
Papers will be presented by:
- Professor Peter Freebody, The University of Sydney
- Professor Denis Goodrum (pdf, 48kB), University of Canberra
- Professor Kerry Kennedy, Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Professor Stuart Macintyre, The University of Melbourne
- Professor Peter Sullivan, Monash University
Some of the cross-cutting issues that will be addressed are:
- refreshing education in Australia versus reconciliation of variations in state and territory curriculum
- transposition of perceived solutions in one curriculum area to another
- consideration of crucial transition points in student learning
- differentiation in curriculum for the learning needs, interests and aspirations of students, and
- impact on assessment regimes.
Margaret Day: or phone (02) 9351 7031