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

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

ERA Journal ID20579
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AuthorHaeusler, Carole
EditorsKennedy, Kerry
Journal TitleCurriculum Perspectives
Journal Citation33 (1), pp. 15-30
Number of Pages16
Year2013
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
Deakin West, ACT
ISSN0159-7868
Abstract

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.

KeywordsAustralian science curriculum; curriculum coherence; assessment criteria and standards
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
500204. History and philosophy of science
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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