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Student Learning

CURRICULUM
Port Lincoln Primary School’s Curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum.
The Australian Curriculum specifies the understandings and skills required for students from FOUNDATION TO YEAR 10 and is organized in 8 learning areas:

LEARNING AREA

SUBJECT

ENGLISH

ENGLISH:
READING & VIEWING
WRITING
LISTENING & SPEAKING

MATHS

MATHS:
NUMBER & ALGEBRA
MEASUREMENT & GEOMETRY
STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

SCIENCE

SCIENCE:
SCIENCE UNDERSTANDINGS – Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth & Space
SCIENCE INQUIRY
SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS & CITIZENSHIP, ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

THE ARTS

DRAMA
DANCE
MEDIA ARTS
MUSIC
VISUAL ARTS

TECHNOLOGIES

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PERSONAL, SOCIAL, COMMUNITY HEALTH
MOVEMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

LANAGUAGES

INDONESIAN

In each learning area, content descriptions specify what all young people should be taught, and the achievement standards set out the depth of understanding and sophistication of skill expected of students at points in their schooling.

For more information, refer to the website:
http://www.learningtolearn.sa.edu.au/tfel/pages/tfelresources/satfelframeworkguide/?reFlag=1

 

General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities:
7 General Capabilities and 3 Cross Curriculum Priorities are integrated and developed throughout each learning area.
 

GENERAL CAPABILITIES

CROSS CURRICULUM PRIORITIES

Literacy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Numeracy

Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

Information and Communication Technology

Sustainability

Critical and Creative Thinking

 

Personal and Social Capability

 

Ethical Understanding

 

Intercultural Understanding

 

 

Viewing the curriculum online:
The Australian Curriculum is published online to provide maximum flexibility in how the curriculum can be accessed and organised. For more information, refer to the website: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
Teaching for Effective Learning:
The Australian Curriculum identifies WHAT  needs to be taught in Australian Schools.
In South Australia, Teaching for Effective Learning Framework (TfEL) specifies HOW the Australian Curriculum should be taught. 
It is organized into 4 domains:

DOMAIN

ELEMENTS

1.LEARNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Understand how self and others learn
Develop deep pedagogical and content knowledge
Participate in professional learning communities and networks
Engage with the community
Discuss educational purpose and policy
Design, plan and organise for teaching and learning

2.CREATE SAFE CONDITIONS FOR RIGOROUS LEARNING

Develop democratic relationships
Build a community of learners
Negotiate learning
Support and challenge students to achieve high standards

3. DEVELOP EXPERT LEARNERS

Teach students how to learn
Foster deep understanding and skilful action
Explore the construction of knowledge
Promote dialogue as a means of learning

4.PERSONALISE AND CONNECT LEARNING

Build on learners understandings
Connect learning to students’ lives and aspirations
Apply and assess learning in authentic contexts
Communicate learning in multiple modes