Australian Curriculum Assessment And Reporting Authority Essay

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In 2013, the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) published a series of draft relating to the development of new standards for the national curriculum. It was scheduled to be introduced across Australia in 2014 (Falkner et al., 2014). Later in 2014, the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) supported and emphasised the importance of the implementation of the technologies as “a General Capability” in the new developing Australian Curriculum (Zagami, 2015, p. 1). After reviewing the drafts of the new Australian Curriculum, ACCE partnered with Digital Learning, Teaching Victoria (DLTV) and proposed to clarify Digital Technologies subject in more details as well as to find new pedagogies which Digital Technologies require at the stage of the further implementation. Since that time the Council has provided financial support to various state associations to develop a range of high-quality resources (Zagami, 2015).
In 2014, earlier than in the rest of the country, a pilot implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum took place in the state of Victoria under the supervision of the State of Victoria’s Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) (Webb, Davis, & Bell, 2016). Eight diverse Victorian schools joined a trial project in order to develop “units of work” (Reynolds & Chambers, 2015, p. 2543) for a range of year levels and consider three approaches for the implementation of the subject which involves applying existing…

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