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Curriculum Forum: Learning Area Groups
23 November 2018 – Launceston
On 23 November, nearly 100 members of Learning Area Groups got together in Launceston to discuss how the draft Curriculum Framework could work for each Learning Area of the Australian Curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages and English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Science, Technologies, Mixed Field).
Learning Area Groups include representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education, Tasmania, TasTAFE, University of Tasmania and industry.
The forum was held from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)/Vocational Learning (VL) Forums
October/November 2018 – statewide
Eight VET/VL Forums were held in late October/early November to engage schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), industry and community stakeholders in the development of a vision for VET and VL in Tasmanian schools to 2030.
Over 160 participants from across all sectors joined the Project Team to discuss opportunities to improve the status of VET and VL in schools through increased community involvement and better local partnerships.
Full day forums were held between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm, with half-day sessions running from 12.00 noon to 3.30 pm. You can find more information in the Forum Report.
September 2018 – statewide
Ten Curriculum Forums were held throughout September with teachers and principals from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania and Catholic Education Tasmania to workshop a draft curriculum framework for Years 9 to 12.
Over 120 participants joined the Project Team to discuss how to make the Years 9 to 12 curriculum more engaging and meaningful to students and thereby improve the attendance, retention, attainment outcomes for Tasmanian students.
Full day forums were held between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm.