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In September 2015, the Victorian Government announced the new Victorian Curriculum (VIC Curriculum) as a key pillar of its plan to become the ‘Education State’.
As many teachers will know, change in curriculum is not new in Victoria, and the state has long been at the forefront of innovation in curriculum development. A quick snapshot of the past two decades alone reveals a commitment to ongoing reform and to improving learning outcomes for students.
Here’s a summary of the major innovations:
As with any curriculum change, there are differences will need to be factored in. However, teachers in Victorian schools have proven themselves highly adept at incorporating practical and aspirational elements of each curriculum reform phase so we expect the same here.
There has never been a more exciting time to be part of education in Australia. There are endless possibilities for learning as students and teachers have access to innovative resources, cutting-edge curriculum, and powerful technologies. Investments are being made in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives right across the country to improve Australia’s competitiveness in these vital areas of innovation. It may even be fair to say that Australia is on the cusp of an innovation revolution in education.
To find out what the 2017 Victorian Curriculum means for you, download our fact sheet. There’s one for each learning area: Mathematics, Science, Humanities, English and Health and Physical Education.
 Source: http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/