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Curriculum Curiosity

This week we take a look at the Seven General Capabilities within the Australian Curriculum. These seven general capabilities are skills and/or knowledge that students require to participate in curriculum activities. Teachers take these into account and teach these skills to maximise student success. The general capabilities are: Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding. Each of these capabilities are addressed and incorporated throughout each Learning Area. An example could be Numeracy if students are graphing in Science or HASS. A teacher in Year 1 would understand that a picture graph would be within the capacity of a Year 1 student where alternately a comparative bar graph would be more suited to Year 6.
Our librarian Mrs Goodman-Jones is currently developing the ICT capacity of students to support learning in classrooms so that teachers can teach within the subject area and use ICT without the additional time required to teach ICT skills.
The General capabilities are mapped on a continua and can also be used by teachers to support and extend students within the context of learning. If you would like to learn more about General Capabilities please visit: