Australian Curriculum

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Australian Curriculum by Mind Map: Australian Curriculum

1. Content Descriptors

1.1. Content descriptors vary for every year level. They are assessed through Knowledge and understanding and Processes and production skills. Both of these have sub descriptors that are used to help students and teachers.

1.2. Primary

1.2.1. Foundation to year 2

1.2.2. Year 3 to 4

1.2.3. Year 5 to 6

1.3. Secondary

1.3.1. Year 7 to 8

1.3.2. Year 9 to 10

2. Curriculum Priorities

2.1. Addressed through learning areas that are applied in content descriptors

2.1.1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

2.1.2. Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

2.1.3. Sustainability

3. Subjects

3.1. Mathematics Strands include problem solving, reasoning, fluency and understanding

3.2. English Strands include Language, Literature and Literacy

3.3. Science Strands include science as a human endeavor, science understanding and science inquiry skills

3.4. The Arts Includes dance ,drama, media arts, music and visual arts

3.5. Technologies Includes design and technologies and digital technologies

3.6. Health and Physical Education Develops, enhances children's attitudes and values towards a healthy lifestyles

3.7. Humanities and social science Consists of history and geography

4. Objectives and Aims

4.1. Objectives: Specific statements of education intention that portray both general and specific outcomes.

4.2. Aims: General statements that provide intent to educational action. Generally uses words including: appreciate, know, learn and understand.

5. General Capabilities

5.1. There are seven general capabilities underpinning the Australian Curriculum. These include:

5.1.1. - Intercultural understanding

5.1.2. - information & communication technology capability

5.1.3. - Ethical behavior

5.1.4. - Literacy

5.1.5. - Numeracy

5.1.6. - Critical and creative thinking

5.1.7. - personal and social capability

6. Achievement Standards

6.1. The quality of learning demonstrated by the students within a particular subject

6.2. Achievement standards are included in all subjects including:

6.2.1. - English

6.2.2. Mathematics

6.2.3. - Humanities & social Studies

6.2.4. - The Arts

6.2.5. - Physical Education

6.3. Technologies: Each year level has a different achievement standard on which they are accessed. At the conclusion of each year a student should have achieved that year levels descriptor.

7. Content Elaborations

7.1. Under the content descriptors there are various content descriptors that have a reference code at the end. By clicking on this code it opens a window that helps to extend on the content descriptor, these are know as content elaborations. they also include the icons for which cross-curriculum priorities are been used.

8. Band Levels

8.1. Year level descriptions, each year level from foundation through to year 10 has a different descriptor based on their age.

9. Key Ideas

9.1. Creating preferred futures How can technology create solutions and be used in the future

9.2. Project management Students develop skills to manage successfully through planning, organisation, monitoring, activities and the use of resources

10. Key Concepts

10.1. Abstraction

10.2. Algorithms

10.3. Digital systems

10.4. Impacts

10.5. Implementation

10.6. Interactions

10.7. Specification

11. Strands

11.1. Processes and Production Skills The development and use of technologies and design

11.2. Knowledge and Understanding Skills required to create design solutions

11.3. Designs and Technology

11.3.1. knowledge and understanding

11.3.1.1. Technologies and society

11.3.1.2. Technologies contexts

11.3.1.3. Engineering principles and systems

11.3.1.4. Food and fibre production

11.3.2. processes and production skills

11.3.2.1. investigating

11.3.2.2. generating

11.3.2.3. producing

11.3.2.4. evaluating

11.3.2.5. collaborating and managing

11.4. Digital Technology

12. Student Diversity

12.1. Teachers are required to take in all students current levels of learning and development including their strengths, goals and interests making adjustments where necessary. All children learn at different rates and in different ways teachers are required to cater for this need.students are all entitled to the highest quality of standards from the curriculum.