Module 1: Whole school curriculum planning

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


Module 1: Whole school curriculum planning to suit our students

This module has six activities sequenced to support the process of whole school curriculum planning. Each activity is structured in a way that allows for discussion, decision making and documentation of the key elements of whole school curriculum planning. At the end of all of the activities your whole school curriculum plan will be documented. This will provide the basis for stronger program planning for cohorts of students.

Everything needed to present the module is provided, including suggested timelines and a process for delivery. The material can be adapted to suit individual school needs.

Activity 1.1: Characteristics of whole school curriculum planning – identify and explore the characteristics of effective whole school curriculum planning.

Activity 1.2: School context – analyse school data to determine the focus for whole school curriculum planning.

Activity 1.3: Victorian Essential Learning Standards – document the future learning needs of students.

Activity 1.4: Drivers for student learning – identify the curriculum drivers that will structure student learning.

Activity 1.5: Curriculum design – determine the most appropriate curriculum design that will best suit the needs of students.

Activity 1.6: Learning, teaching and assessment – identify the pedagogy; assessment and reporting that will support the implementation of the whole school curriculum plan and improve student learning.

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