Consultation Forums for Australian Curriculum

Consultation Forums for Australian Curriculum
AIP Consultation Forums for Physics Curriculum

Drafts of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum content and achievement standards for English, Mathematics, Science and History have been released by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) and are now open for consultation. It is important that teachers comment on these drafts, as either accepted, rejected or modified, they will impact on the working lives of teachers from the mid-decade onwards. There are many ways for teachers to provide their feedback:

On-line Questionnaires
The ACARA website has a consultation questionnaire (closing date 20th July)
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website has a consultation questionnaire (closing date 6th July)

VCAA Online 'Collaborate' Session
The VCAA is holding consultation forums across the state on Thursday 14th June. Check the VCAA website, for details of venues and times. These forums are for English, Maths, History and all the Sciences. Participants will be briefed on the structures of the senior secondary subjects and the timeline for implementation. This will be followed by a group discussion for each of the four curriculum areas. It is expected that the Science group discussion will address all the sciences together.

Australian Institute of Physics Consultation Forums
The AIP Education Committee will be running after school consultation forums in metropolitan and regional areas 17th to 19th July. The forums will run for two hours and be run by experienced physics teachers.

The Forum will open with a brief introduction of the issues to be discussed, with the bulk of the meeting time devoted to small group discussion, the occasional brief reporting back and a summing up at the end. The results of each forum's discussion will be posted on the AIP website and will be sent to ACARA as appendices to the AIP Education Committee's response.

VSSEC is pleased to support this consultation process and host a forum on Thursday 19th July. A tour of the facility will be available at the completion of the session with an emphasis on how VSSEC supports the teaching of Physics. * Short tours of the Synchrotron and Quantum Victoria are also available. Check the website for details.

Teachers interested in attending one of the following Physics consultation sessions should register by email to the AIP at danok@bigpond.com . A copy of the physics draft and more details, such as parking, etc can be found at www.vicphysics.org/austcurr.html .

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday 3rd July10:00amQuantum Victoria * , cnr Waiora Rd and Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West.  Melway map 19 J8
Wednesday, 4th July10:30amUniversity of Ballarat, Mt Helen Campus, Rm F313 
Friday, 13th July10:00amKew High School, High St Kew.  Melway map 45 K3 
Tuesday, 17th July4:00pmKew High School, High St Kew.  Melway map 45 K3 
 4:30pmLeongatha Secondary College, Nerrena Rd., Leongatha 
 4:30pmUniversity of Ballarat, SMB Campus, Rm T037 
Wednesday, 18th July4:00pmSimonds Catholic College, Nicholson St, Carlton.  Melway map 44 K2
 4:00pmAustralian Synchrotron *, Blackburn Rd, Clayton.  Melway map 70, H11
 4:30pmChairo Christian School, 435 Lardners Track, Drouin East
 4:30pmBeechworth Secondary College, 1 Balaclava Rd., Beechworth
Thursday, 19th July4:00pmBeaconhills College, Berwick.  Kangan Dr, Berwick.  Melway map 111 C10
 4:00pmVSSEC *, Strathmore Secondary College, Pascoe Vale Rd, Strathmore.  Melway map 16 K11
 4:00pmRingwood Secondary College, Bedford Rd, Ringwood.  Melway map 49 K8
 4:30pmEmmanuel College, Canterbury Rd., Warrnambool 
 4:30pmBendigo Senior Secondary College, Rosalind Park, Bendigo