A missed opportunity to equip students for the 21st century
Coinciding with our appearance before the Parliamentary Education Committee on Monday November 30, we launched the Association’s position paper on the NSW Curriculum Reform.
The paper highlights the importance of science education to ensure a scientifically literate population, able to apply logic, think critically and solve problems.
We support the ambitious reform recommended by Prof. Masters that sought to re-organise structure and content of the wider curriculum and responded appropriately to the needs identified by the school community
The Government’s Response is a missed opportunity. The truncated timeframe of four years, rather than the ten recommended by Professor Masters, means that there is insufficient time for the Government to develop appropriate modelling of the visionary recommendations posed by Professor Masters, undertake the necessary consultation with the teaching community to ensure success of the reform and to develop a curriculum that is internationally competitive.
Download the full Position Paper here.