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1 Navigating the high seas: developing the Cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian Curriculum ACSA Conference Darwin 2013 Deborah Palmer, Manager: Curriculum 1

2 The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. William James Philosopher and Psychologist 2

3 Priorities and the Australian Curriculum 3

4 The Genesis 4 Active and informed citizens

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6 The Gaps -Life expectancy -Health outcomes -Education outcomes 6 Richness and diversity of culture Knowledge systems Historical interactions between Australia's First Peoples and those who have arrived since 1788 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

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8 8 China billion India billion USA billion Indonesia billion Brazil billion Pakistan billion Nigeria billion Bangladesh billion Russia billion Japan billion The population of Asia is 61% of world population

9 Why the Asia Priority 66.6% of all Australian exports go to Asian countries 50.4% of Australia’s two- way trade occurs with Asia countries Australia’s top 12 aid recipients are all in the Asia-Pacific region

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11 Sustainability Environmental sustainability Social sustainability Economic sustainability

12 I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by… 12 I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

13 Navigation 13

14 Piracy 14 Nothing to do with me – I teach maths I believe in these but we can’t fit them into the already crowded curriculum All very well, but I know nothing about these areas Can’t do it – no resources Why can’t students and teacher decide what matters to them? (or…fill in the gap) Nothing more than tokenism

15 Uncertain climates 15 They don’t provide both sides of the story These are politically driven The priorities exclude other cultures

16 Gathering navigational tools – writers and advisers 16

17 Their task 17 Key concepts Organising ideas Components Overview

18 18 Key Concepts

19 19 Key Concepts

20 Key concepts - Sustainability Systems World views Futures 20

21 21 Structure Active engagement Knowledge and understanding Key concept 1 Key concept 2 Skills Key concept 3

22 Completing the charts 22 Organising ideas Components

23 Taking learning areas on the journey 23 Cross-curriculum inclusivity checks CCP writers with learning area expertise Learning area writers

24 So… The vision for an inspired journey Charts and tools of navigation The will to make that journey happen 24

25 Thank you Deborah Palmer Manager, Curriculum 25


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