The Australian curriculum identifies seven general capabilities. These are learner characteristics that are essential, regardless of what subject students are engaged in. It is our belief that if these capabilities are our focus, then our students will be successful, confident and creative individuals, able to participate in our society as active and informed citizens.
What are the cross curriculum priorities?
The Australian Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students by delivering a relevant, contemporary and engaging curriculum that builds on the educational goals of the Melbourne Declaration. The Melbourne Declaration identified three key areas that need to be addressed for the benefit of both individuals and Australia as a whole. In the Australian Curriculum these have become priorities that provide students with the tools and language to engage with and better understand their world at a range of levels. The priorities provide dimensions which will enrich the curriculum through development of considered and focused content that fits naturally within learning areas.
The Three Priorities are:
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures* Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia