Curriculum for Auslan, Classical Greek and Latin released

Language curricula for Auslan, Classical Greek, Latin and the Framework for Classical Languages, which were funded by the Australian Government, have been published following ministerial endorsement. The language curricula are now available on the Australian Curriculum website

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“The publication of the Auslan curriculum reflects the importance of Auslan in Australia. The development of curriculum involved collaboration between members of the Deaf community, including organisations, community members, educators, Auslan teachers and leading academics,” says ACARA CEO, Robert Randall.

“There are two pathways for teaching Auslan in schools: the first pathway is for deaf children to access education in and about their language; the second pathway gives hearing children a chance to learn to communicate in Auslan.”

Curricula for Classical Languages have also been published. These curricula complement, and form a part of, a wide suite of languages available to study in the Australian Curriculum. Classical Greek and Latin are included in the Australian Curriculum because of their historical significance.

Classical Greek and Latin have been developed from the Framework for Classical Languages. State and territory education and school authorities or schools will have an opportunity to use the Framework, as well as Latin and Classical Greek curricula, as a guide to developing curriculum for other classical languages currently offered in schools, such as Classical Hebrew and Sanskrit.

New work samples released

Work samples have been published for The Arts, Years 7–10, which includes subjects for Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Media Arts.

These new work samples are now available on the Australian Curriculum work samples interactive website.

Work samples portfolios show student achievement of curriculum standards for above, at, and below satisfactory levels. The portfolios support teachers and schools to make balanced judgements of student performance over time, in relation to the relevant achievement standard.

The new work samples add to those already made available on the interactive website.

Previously work samples were available in PDF format only. Now work samples portfolios are published on the Australian Curriculum: work samples new interactive website. This new interactivity will allow users to compare work samples that are above, at, and below satisfactory more easily. Portfolios have been selected, annotated and reviewed by classroom teachers and curriculum experts. 

Happy holidays from ACARA!

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