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Curriculum development, Curriculum evaluation, Frameworks, School systems, School improvement, Knowledge, Skill development, Learning experience, Early childhood education, Middle years, Primary secondary education


This Review of the New South Wales school curriculum has concluded that change is required. The changes recommended by the Review are far-reaching and amount to the introduction of a new curriculum for NSW schools, from Kindergarten to Year 12. The syllabuses of this new curriculum are designed to ensure every student learns with understanding, builds skills in applying knowledge, and makes excellent ongoing progress in their learning. The goal is to provide every student, in each phase of their learning, with strong foundations for what comes next. Detailed planning, piloting and implementation of the new curriculum will be required over an extended period of time, possibly a decade, although some proposed changes should be introduced as a matter of priority. The long-term vision is for a curriculum that supports teachers to nurture wonder, ignite passion and provide every young person with knowledge, skills and attributes that will help prepare them for a lifetime of learning, meaningful adult employment and effective future citizenship.

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Sydney, Australia


NSW Education Standards Authority



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New South Wales

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