Essay about The Development Of The Australian Curriculum

807 Words Dec 21st, 2014 4 Pages
Teachers who understand both how their students learn and the theories to teach them to read, and write will have a positive effect on how students master the skills to be considered literate. Teachers also need to account for the development of the Australian Curriculum in English and its implications for language, literature and literacy. These strands work symbiotically within the Australian Curriculum under the banner of multiliteracies which include listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes. In 2008 the then Minister for Education Julia Gillard announced that co-operation between states and territories “will see a national curriculum” (Gillard 2008). In Queensland, the Literate Futures Project (EQ, 2002), in New South Wales, Aboriginal Education and Training Policy (NSW Government Education & Communities, 2004), and in Victoria, Language and Language Frameworks policy (Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, 2014). All of these initiatives deliver versatile and flexible multiliterate competencies and underscore the importance that all of these initiatives play in diverse multilliteracies and technology. The Federal, state and territory governments have shown a tendency in policy to lean more towards attributes of the authentic, functional and critical approaches to literacy education. The commonalities of each of these…

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