Issue 49
Monday, 6 August 2012

Welcome to ACARA update

In this edition:

Consultation opens on draft Economics and Business Shape Paper

The draft paper, Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business, has been released for consultation through 12 October. The draft Economics and Business shape paper proposes that the curriculum be underpinned by four overarching ideas:
ACARA will finalise the shape paper based on feedback received during the consultation period. The final shape paper will be used to guide the writing of the draft Australian Curriculum for Economics and Business, which will be released for public consultation next year.
 
To view the draft shape paper and find out how to offer your feedback, click here.
 

Final Shape Papers for Health and Physical Education and Technologies released

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies have been finalised after public consultation and are now available on the ACARA website. These Shape papers will guide the writing of the Foundation to Year 12 Health and Physical Education and Technologies curriculum.
 
Feedback received from public consultation on the draft Shape papers for Health and Physical Education and Technologies has been collated, analysed and summarised in a consultation report for each learning area.
 
Download the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and the Health and Physical Education Consultation Report from www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html.
 
Download the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the Technologies Consultation Report from www.acara.edu.au/technologies.html.
 
ACARA recently appointed writers and advisory group members for both Health and Physical Education and Technologies. The successful applicants will participate in their induction program this week marking the beginning of the writing phase for these learning areas.
 
A timeline for the ongoing curriculum development process is available for Health and Physical Education at www.acara.edu.au/hpe.html and for Technologies at www.acara.edu.au/technologies.html.
 

Closing this week - Consultation on the Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship

Consultation on the draft Shape paper for the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship will close on 10 August 2012. Please click here to read the draft Shape paper.
 
You are encouraged to participate in this important stage of the curriculum development process and provide feedback on the draft Shape paper by completing the online questionnaire.
 
For more information please go to: www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/civics_and_citizenship_1.html
 

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