Curricula and Syllabi

25 May 2013 – regional PD day for music – Orange NSW


May 15, 2013

ASME NSW in conjunction with MusicEDU and ENGADINE MUSIC are bringing PD on the road for an informative and fun filled day of PD in Term 2, 2013 (25 May).

Cost $10-$45

SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013
KINROSS WOLLAROI MUSIC CENTRE – ORANGE

10.30- 4.30pm

This PD will involve presenters from Sydney including ASME NSW Chair Brad Merrick, who will provide an update on ACARA, The Australian Curriculum as well as presenting a session on approaches to teaching performance in the HSC. Following the opening lecture, a series of smaller workshops will be provided for rotation for the delegates and their interest.
A selection of other experienced Sydney teachers will be coming out for the day and will share their expertise with you. The aim will be to provide PD for both classroom and studio teachers. Some of the areas that will be touched upon include: -

• Emerging trends with technology in class including keyboards, computers and apps

• Approaches to developing vocal skills, instrumental skills and repertoire selection

• Teaching activities and resources for the Primary and Lower Secondary Classroom

• Strategies for teaching aural, composition, performance in electives and the HSC

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ABC Keys to Music podcasts

February 15, 2011

ABC Keys to Music – listen to a 4-part series of audio podcasts from May 2009. Richard Gill and Graham Abbott discuss the importance of quality school Music Education for all Australian children.

(Scroll down the webpage to the heading “Music Education Series”)

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ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority)

December 15, 2009

Go to resource: ACARA is responsible for the national curriculum developments, a national assessment program, and collecting data about this.

Read more…

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ACARA – curriculum update – The Arts


September 15, 2013

The version of the Arts curriculum provided to Ministers in July 2013 can be viewed here<http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Australian_Curriculum_The_Arts_2_July_2013.pdf> Ministers endorsed the Arts curriculum in late July subject to resolution of several matters raised by one state. Issues will be discussed by the ACARA Board in September prior to review by senior education officials from all states and territories. Following this resolution the curriculum will be published on the Australian Curriculum website.

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Advocacy Papers re. Australian music


August 16, 2012

www.mca.org.au/advocacy/2012-papers

Here you will find papers issued by the Music Council of Australia relating to the Australian music industry and music education.

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An investigation into the impact of the NSW creative arts K-6 syllabus and teacher education resources on the teaching of music in NSW government primary schools

December 13, 2009

Go to resource: An investigation into the impact of the NSW creative arts K-6 syllabus and teacher education resources on the teaching of music in NSW government primary schools is a Masters thesis, by Julia Brennan, 2006, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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arts action

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: arts action, published by the Department of Education and Training (NSW) is a CD-rom created to supplement the NSW K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus.  Read more…

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Arts in Education

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Arts in Education is published by the Australia Council 2004. This document outlines arts curricula in each state, and provides links to the bodies who develop and monitor these.

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Arts Learning Area – NT Curriculum Framework

February 3, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Learning Area (NT Curriculum Framework) provides the framework for teaching arts in Northern Territory schools. Read more…

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Arts Learning Framework, SA (SACSA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Learning Framework outlines ideas and outcomes for the teaching of the Arts at all stages of learning according to the South Australian curriculum. Read more…

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ARTSsmart (SA)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: ARTSsmart (SA) is an arts education strategy for South Australian schools.

Read more…

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Aus Curriculum wiki


August 15, 2012

ACARA is pleased to invite all members of the Australian Community to participate in a discussion about The Shape of the Australian Curriculum through a “wiki” which has been developed to facilitate exchange between registered users.

To learn more and to find out how to join the conversation, click here.

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Australian Curriculum Corporation

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: The Australian Curriculum Corporation is a one-stop site that provides online links to all Australian curricula. Read more…

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CEO Creative Arts Primary Curriculum (NSW)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: The CEO Creative Arts Primary Curriculum (NSW) is the arts curriculum for NSW Catholic schools.

Read more…

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Charanga – digital learning community

January 25, 2012

www.charangamusic.com.au/site

Charanga is a digital learning community for music education – once paid up and subscribed, you have access to digital lesson materials and support.

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Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

December 21, 2009

Go to resource: Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts by Claudia Cornett (2006) is a textbook specifically for classroom teachers. Read more…

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Creative Arts 7-12 NSW National curriculum help

May 28, 2013

http://issuu.com/thearts.curriculum

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Creative Arts Syllabus K-6 (NSW)


February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Creative Arts Syllabus K-6 (NSW) outlines the areas of the arts which are to be implemented in NSW schools. Read more…

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Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts (WA)

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: The Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts is published by the Curriculum Council of WA, 1998. Read more…

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Curriculum Press – the Arts

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: Curriculum Press is run by the Curriculum Corporation and provides suitable resources (books, dvds, websites) for use in schools across a wide range of subject areas, including The Arts. Read more…

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Curriculum Support – Creative Arts 7-12 (NSW)

February 22, 2010

Go to resource: Curriculum Support – Creative Arts 7-12 (NSW) is a NSW Department of Education and Training site that provides further resources for the teaching of the creative arts in NSW schools. Read more…

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Curriculum Support – Creative Arts K-6 (NSW)

February 22, 2010

Go to resource: Curriculum Support – Creative Arts K-6 (NSW) is a site published by the NSW Department of Education and Training that offers extra resources for teaching creative arts in NSW schools. Read more…

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Draft Curriculum meeting Aug 16 (Vic) & MSO tix


August 7, 2012

Consultation for the Draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation – Year 10
Presented by the School Music Action Group

Date: Thursday August 16, 2012
Time: 5.00pm- 7.00pm
Presenter: Kim Waldock
Venue: Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank

An opportunity to hear Kim Waldock, member of the advisory panel for the Draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation – Year 10, and discuss the consultation questions and make comments on the draft.

There is no charge for  this event.

Bookings (online only – click on link below):

http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138968461

Download a PDF copy of the draft curriculum:

http://www.acara.edu.au/arts.html

Download a printable version of the consultation questions from this URL:

http://consultation.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra would like to invite teachers attending the Australian Curriculum Consultation on Thursday 16 August in Iwaki Auditorium the opportunity to enjoy anexclusive ticket offer of 1X B-Reserve ticket for $75* to the Orchestra’s Act 2 performance of Beethoven and Wagner at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall, which will take place following the meeting, at 8pm.

*Regular price $109. Conditions Apply as follows:

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Education Act 1990 NSW

February 15, 2010

Go to resource: The NSW Education Act, 1990, is a legal document setting out requirements for school education in NSW. Read more…

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Every Chance to Learn – Curriculum Framework for ACT Schools

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: Every Chance to Learn – Curriculum Framework for ACT Schools, published by the ACT Government, provides a framework for government and non-government schools to plan and implement curriculum. Read more…

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free lesson content re. new curriculum


March 19, 2013

http://artspop.yodelservices.com/

Each of the Arts has a number of units designed to complement the National Curriculum. Scroll to the bottom and choose “Music”!

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HSC Music (NSW)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Music for Years 11 to 12 (NSW) is published by the Department of Education and Training NSW.

Read more…

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MCA response to ACARA / National Curriculum


September 16, 2012
The final version of the MCA's comments on the draft national curriculum for
arts and music is at www.mca.org.au under Advocacy, 2012 Papers (or click HERE).

The national curriculum is key to our current strategy to get more music
into schools. The states have agreed to teach the national curriculum. This
cannot happen until they train the teachers to be able to deliver it to the
students. The current draft curriculum offers only the vaguest of benchmarks
for what that training should entail. It does not treat music as a serious
study and should be rewritten.
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Minister’s Conversation with Parents 14/11/11 @ 1.30pm


November 10, 2011

The Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett, will have a conversation with parents about school reforms with a live and online audience on 14 November 2011 @ 1.30 pm.

Parents will be able to join the conversation by watching a live online stream of the event (to confirm you can receive the live online stream, test here) and also by providing questions via the Twitter hash tag: #parentsforum.

Further details can be found on the DEEWR Theatre page.

Topics may include:

  • Trade Training Centres
  • The Australian Curriculum
  • The Digital Education Revolution
  • The Review of Funding for Schooling
  • Reward Payments for Great Teachers
  • Smarter Schools National Partnerships
  • Support for Students with Disability

You will have the chance to submit a question to the Minister during the event using our live webchat facility. We will also have a twitter hash tag for use on the day: #parentsforum. and questions posed via twitter can feed into the live discussion.

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Musica Viva Forum podcasts

March 8, 2011

free podcasts – Musica Viva held a discussion forum in February 2011 on the topic of Arts Education in Australia. They recorded the sessions and have made them available online as a 4-part podcast. Click on the arrow on the far right of each clip to download it (for later listening) OR listen online to each podcast.

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National Curriculum endorsed

July 31, 2013

http://ministers.deewr.gov.au/shorten/ministers-agree-deliver-national-arts-and-geography-curriculum

“At a meeting of all Education Ministers via TelePresence today, the first national Arts curriculum for Foundation to Year 10 (F-10) and the first national Geography curriculum for senior secondary were endorsed.”

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National Education and the Arts statement

February 16, 2010

Go to resource:  The National Education and the Arts statement was jointly made by the Cultural Ministers’ Council and MCEETYA in 2005, and sets out the goals of arts education in Australia. Read more…

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new National Curriculum draft


March 20, 2013

A new draft version of the Australian Curriculum; The Arts is able to be viewed through the ACARA website at present. While not officially available for consultation, the lates rough draft (Feb 2013) can be viewed by following the pathway outlined below. Please note that it is not in an online format but has all the wording of the main pages as well as all the boxes of extra information available through links. As a result the document is not formatted.

All those who are trying to prepare units of work ready for the 2014 implementation of the new Curriculum will have the most up-to-date information from ACARA by viewing this draft. There are many changes from the draft released for consultation late last year.

To find the draft version, go to www.acara.edu.au

From the Home page, use the top menu to access the “Curriculum” page.

Select The Arts F-10

Read the information about Validation of Assessment standards.

In that paragraph, click on the words ‘draft in progress‘ and the document will open.

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NING for Music Educators (Australian)

April 25, 2011

http://australianmusiceducators.ning.com/ is an Australian discussion forum for music educators.  It was set up with the intent of discussing ideas on classroom band programs, but it really is a forum for discussion on any aspect of Australian music teaching from P-12.  At present there is a small group of members, but I am hoping to build it up and draw on a wide range of professional knowledge and experience.

This group is completely FREE (in a monetary sense, not a moral or metaphysical sense).

Please come along and check it out.  The page is run as a ning, which is basically a social network with a particular focus.  It is great for online discussion, linking of video and photo and has facility for you to blog.  All you need to do is create an account.

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Progress in creation of the National Curricula in music and the other arts


February 25, 2011

As at the end of January, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), which is managing the creation of the National Curriculum, had received over 1,600 online consultation responses and 166 written submissions to the draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. Respondents included classroom teachers, curriculum authorities, parents, industry groups and university lecturers.

The extensive feedback on the draft shape paper is being analysed and the resulting consultation report will be considered by the ACARA Curriculum Committee in April 2011. The consultation report will inform the revision of the draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: the Arts resulting in a final shape paper which will guide the writing of the Arts curriculum.

The curriculum development schedule from here on is:

  • Final Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts: published June 2011
  • Broad outline of the arts curriculum; scope and sequence:  July – September 2011
  • Content descriptions (and elaborations) and achievement standards: September – December 2011
  • National consultation: 2012
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Resourcing the Curriculum – Arts (WA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: Resourcing the Curriculum – Arts (WA) is a government website offering support for the implementation of arts teaching in schools. Read more…

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Scootle for free mus ed resources

July 10, 2013

www.scootle.edu.au   is a searchable site to find websites which help teach Australian curriculum content. All links are to free resources.

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Sync or swing

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Sync or swing is published by the NSW Department of Education and Training and provides support for teaching music K-6. Read more…

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TES connect – free teaching resources

January 10, 2011

Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.

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The Adelaide Declaration 1999

February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Adelaide Declaration, made in 1999, sets out national goals for education as made by members of MCEETYA. Read more…

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The Arts Curriculum Area (Tas)

February 3, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Curriculum Area (Tas) covers the disciplines of dance, drama, media, music, and visual art, and provides information on the implementation of this learning area. Read more…

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The Arts K-10 Syllabus (WA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts K-10 Syllabus (WA) support the WA Curriculum Framework and offers advice to teachers on the teaching of arts content. Read more…

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The Arts: Essential Learnings (Qld)

February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts: Essential Learnings (Qld) are curriculum guidelines published by the Queensland Studies Authority and the Queensland Government, outlining the planning and implementation of the arts in Queensland schools. Read more…

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The Rise of the Developmental Music Curriculum

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: The Rise of the Developmental Music Curriculum – An Aesthetic Approach to Music Education in Queensland, by Judith Hewton, is published in the Queensland Researcher QJER Vol 5 No 1, 1989. Read more…

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The Song Room

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Song Room offers music programs to school students, particularly those who have no access to music teachers, and disadvantaged students. Their aim is to create self-sustaining music programs in schools. Read more…

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UK National Curriculum – Music Stages 3 and 4

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: The UK National Curriculum for Music (Stages 3 and 4) outlines the statutory program of study from 1999. Read more…

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UK National Curriculum – Music, Stages 1 and 2

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: The UK National Curriculum for Music (Stages 1 and 2) outlines the statutory program of study from 1999. Read more…

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USA National Standards for Music Education


September 27, 2012

musiced.nafme.org/resources/national-standards-for-music-education

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

5. Reading and notating music.

6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

7. Evaluating music and music performances.

8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

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Victorian Essential Learning Standards – The Arts

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) for The Arts set out the structure of arts learning in Victorian public schools.

Read more…

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