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 six principles
The principles state that students learn best when:
- the learning environment is supportive and productive
- the learning environment promotes independence, interdependence and self-motivation
- students’ needs, backgrounds, perspectives and interests are reflected in the learning program
- students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and application
- assessment practices are an integral part of teaching and learning
- learning connects strongly with communities and practice beyond the classroom.
The principles will help you to:
- build consistent, comprehensive and improved pedagogical approaches within and across schools, while still allowing flexibility, innovation and local decision making at the school level
- focus teaching to meet the diverse needs of students
- strengthen learning communities within and beyond the school.
For a breakdown of the six principles and their associated components, see:
Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and related components
For detailed explanations and teaching examples for each of the six principles, see:
Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 Unpacked