Your feedback required for curriculum review
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 4, 28 May 2021, page no.21
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) recently completed its review of the Australian Curriculum, and the draft curriculum is now available for viewing and feedback.
The QTU has had representatives on the language area reference groups providing feedback into the development of the draft.
- The intent of the review was to:
- refine and reduce the amount of content across all eight learning areas
- improve the content descriptors and achievement standards
- rationalise content elaborations
- improve the digital presentation in line with user requirements.
The review also incorporated consideration of cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities.
Your representatives providing feedback for the review have identified that there is insufficient decluttering of the curriculum in some subjects. Additionally, there are concerns that the feedback time has been truncated and that the review has moved beyond its terms of reference.
In order to provide maximum feedback into the review and ensure the Queensland perspective is considered by ACARA, the QTU, along with the Department of Education (DoE) and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), is encouraging you to participate in the review process.
Both DoE and the QCAA are providing a range of feedback forums and opportunities. There are face-to-face and webinar events for teachers, school leaders, middle leaders and those in small schools to engage in the review. DoE has also provided an EdStudio course for feedback.
ACARA is seeking feedback via an online feedback form. This form is available on the QCAA review page (https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/about/initiatives-reviews/australian-curriculum-review).