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7 and 8 May 2010
Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood Victoria 3125
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My School, NAPLAN, ACARA, a new national curriculum – the Federal Government has taken a raft of initiatives that will have a decisive impact on primary and secondary education in Australia. People are calling for an opportunity to publicly debate and reflect on the implications of these changes. Open and vigorous debate will undoubtedly enrich the consultation process that ACARA has initiated with respect to the new national curriculum, which closes on the 23rd May.
The Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation and the School of Education at Deakin University are hosting a forum to enable people to share their views on the changes to education being introduced by the Federal Government.
The forum is open to all, and will feature a wide range of viewpoints.
A keynote address will be given by Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia, who is a well known authority on curriculum. Alan’s address will be given on Friday evening, setting a context for the workshops and panels that will be held on Saturday.
The panels will include representatives from several key organisations, including the Victorian Curriculum
and Assessment Authority, the Catholic Education Office, the Australian Education Union, and other bodies.
They will also feature the voices of students, parents/carers, and teachers.
Inadequate consultation, a narrow reform agenda and a too-rapid rollout are three of the key points to come out of the public policy forum at Deakin University which debated Australia’s ‘Education Revolution’. full media release: National curriculum an opportunity lost