Culture is also explicitly connected to the subject area of English
explicit priority because it is embedded in our teaching and inherent in our students’ understanding of Australia’s past and present. Accomplishing this depends largely upon the ability of educators to put aside politics and find genuine opportunities to meaningfully engage students in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
Australian Curriculum, Reporting and Assessment Authority The Australian Curriculum Retrieved 22nd September 2012 from: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/CrossCurriculumPriorities/Aboriginaland-Torres-Strait-Islander-histories-and-cultures Australian Government Australian Indigenous cultural heritage website Accessed 22nd September from: http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-indigenous-culturalheritage Australian Indigenous Languages Database website Accessed 21st September 2012 from: http://austlang.aiatsis.gov.au/disclaimer.php NSW Health (2004) Communicating positively: A guide to appropriate Aboriginal terminology Retrieved 22nd September 2012 from: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2004/pdf/aboriginal_terms.pdf Yarra Healing Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Australians Accessed 22nd September 2012 from: http://www.yarrahealing.catholic.edu.au Curriculum Corporation (1995) A Resource Guide for Aboriginal Studies and Torres Strait Islander Studies Retrieved 22nd September 2012 from: http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/downloads/approach/indigenous_g008_0712.pdf ET
Educational Assessment Australia
ICAS: Putting the Pieces Together
Integration is the key to effective education, with authentic learning opportunities, consistent practice, meaningful assessment and timely feedback all playing a vital role in helping students develop.
If you’re planning your school’s assessment schedule for next year, make sure you include the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) – the best way for you to help your students put the pieces together. For over 30 years, ICAS has helped teachers gain a deeper understanding of their students’ needs across all areas of the curriculum, offering high quality, independent assessments in 6 key subjects. - ICAS offers ideal preparation for large-scale skills-based tests, giving students the best opportunity for success. - Detailed reports provide valuable diagnostic data on student achievement over time. - Skills are curriculum aligned, providing valuable opportunities for students to consolidate learning. - Persistence is encouraged through and Medals for top performers.
Over 60% of Australian schools enter ICAS each year. To learn more, visit www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about
2013 Dates and Fees now available by logging in to the School Portal at www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/school-portal
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Alternatively, contact Educational Assessment Australia on 02 8344 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Education Today – Term 4 2012