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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Year 10 Applied Learning Program at Kyneton Secondary College

Richard Donker
This year Kyneton Secondary College has introduced the option of a new program for Year 10 students. The Applied Learning Program aims to develop a positive approach to lifelong learning, improving communication skills, emotional literacy and self-efficacy. The intention is to enable students to stay at school and then decide which pathway suits them best. The program leads into the VCAL, without closing off the options of VCE or VET courses. View Article...

Professional standards for school geography

Jeana Kriewaldt, Dianne Mulcahy
A new research project is aiming to establish a set of standards for the discipline of geography. The study will involve complementary accounts of geography lessons in six schools in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. The outcomes of the study will include (i) a set of standards for teaching geography that is built on a platform of co-participation by teachers, learners and other stakeholders and (ii) prototype professional learning resources that embody accomplished practice in geography teaching. View Article...

Professional development for pedagogical impact

Jennifer Gore, James Ladwig
Researchers analyse early results of a major professional learning program in New South Wales – AARE Conference Papers.View Abstract...

Transforming the subject matter: examining pedagogical content knowledge

Zongyi Deng
The concept of 'pedagogical content knowledge' exaggerates the role of the individual teacher, at the expense of the broader process of curriculum development, in adapting disciplinary content to the classroom – Curriculum Inquiry.View Abstract...