Examining the curriculum and assessment framework of the Australian curriculum: science

Haeusler, Carole (2013) Examining the curriculum and assessment framework of the Australian curriculum: science. Curriculum Perspectives, 33 (1). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0159-7868

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This paper critically reviews the most recent version of the Australian Curriculum: Science (Australian Curriculum, Reporting and Assessment Authority(ACARA), 2012). The curriculum and assessment framework of the Australian Curriculum: Science is evaluated and aspects of its structure are found to lack some cohesion and definition. These flaws have consequences for school curriculum leaders and teachers of science, in particular those teachers who are less experienced. A flexible model of curriculum interpretation together with assessment criteria and standards is proposed which should facilitate the planning of coherent science programs and allow teachers to make and validate assessment judgements.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 01:42
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 06:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian science curriculum; curriculum coherence; assessment criteria and standards
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23613

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