Dumbed-down curriculum means primary students will learn less about the world and nothing about climate

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:24:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Revisions to the Australian primary school curriculum for geography mean
children will learn much less about the world and its diversity than they do at
present. They will learn nothing about some significant concepts such as

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) launched
the new version of the Australian Curriculum on May 9. ACARA described it as “a
more stripped-back and teachable curriculum that identifies the essential
content our children should learn”.

Overall, the new curriculum reduces the number of content descriptions by 21%.
These are statements that describe what teachers should teach and what students
should learn. In primary school geography, however, 50% of the content
descriptions in the Knowledge and Understanding strand have been deleted or had
content reduced.

The education ministers of the governments of Australia pressured ACARA to
further reduce the content in the primary school humanities and social science
learning areas. What is this knowledge that they have decided is no longer
essential for our children to learn?"

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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