Background

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 Background Paper outlines the development of the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12.

See: The Principles Of Learning and Teaching P-12 Background Paper (pdf - 241.67kb)

A pilot program was conducted during 2004 with forty-four schools from seven Schools for Innovation Excellence clusters participating. The aim was to trial, discuss and refine the Principles and a range of audit instruments, professional development modules and support materials to support teachers to examine their pedagogical practices and establish a plan of action in their schools. In addition, extensive consultation has taken place within the education community to ensure the relevance and validity of the Principles and support materials.

The Principles build on other Victorian research projects that have focussed on pedagogy. The Principles have been extended to include all domains and stages of learning.

Middle Years Pedagogy Research and Development (MYPRAD) - this project was undertaken during 1998/9, 2000 and 2001. Initially undertaken in 12 secondary schools during 1998-1999, it was expanded to over 250 secondary and primary schools in 2000-2001. The project involved in-depth research into 62 clusters of secondary schools and their associated primary schools. These clusters developed, evaluated and refined a research and evidence driven whole-schools approach to improve student learning outcomes in the middle years.

See: Executive Summary: Final Report of the MYRAD Project - April 2002 (doc - 105kb)