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Australian Curriculum

Australian Curriculum is the primary reference for teaching and learning programmes developed at Mudgeeraba Creek. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for the development of the Australian Curriculum from Prep (called ‘Foundation’ in the Australian Curriculum) to Year 10.

Parents and carers can access ‘The Australian Curriculum: an overview for parents’ to learn about how the Australian Curriculum is organised, including information about the learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. 

ACARA’s work in developing the Australian Curriculum is guided by the 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. The Melbourne Declaration commits "to supporting all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens", and to promoting equity and excellence in education. The Australian curriculum will "equip all young Australians with the essential skills, knowledge and capabilities to thrive and compete in a globalised world and information rich workplaces of the current century." The national curriculum will be accessible to all young Australians, regardless of their social or economic background or the school they attend.

ACARA works collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including teachers, principals, government, state and territory education authorities, professional education associations, business/industry, community groups and the broader public.

 

Pedagogical framework

 

The Mudgeeraba Creek Curriculum Framework is based on “The Art & Science of Teaching—A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction” by Dr Robert Marzano.

 

The school began professional development in the Art and Science of Teaching in 2013, all staff use the framework in their classrooms.

The School is now working to develop The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ Framework by Robert Marzano. The HRS framework does not replace professional learning communities, the Art and Science of Teaching framework, teacher evaluation and development, sound curriculum, vocabulary instruction, instruction in critical thinking and reasoning skills, formative assessment, standards-based grading and reporting systems, or student mastery systems. Instead, this framework shows how best practices work together and provides indicators to empower schools to measure their progress on attaining five increasing levels of reliability:

 

  1. Safe and Collaborative Culture
  2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
  3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  4. Standards-Referenced Reporting
  5. Competency-Based Education

 

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Last reviewed 20 April 2021
Last updated 20 April 2021