Implementation

Curriculum calendar

At the end of each school year, teachers collaboratively select or write the global concepts for the next year, mapping them on a calendar. The calendar is published to all stakeholders with a rider that it is subject to change, depending on student inputs and needs.

Such needs may include generic interests, current events, and emerging social issues. A general indicator is that five to six inquiry units would be covered each year with students undertaking one or two action-based projects in parallel.

The link below leads to a blank curriculum framework for schools to create their own curriculum concepts, understandings and skills.

Curriculum audit

When planning the curriculum calendar, an audit is conducted of what has been covered, how well the understandings and skills were met, and the sufficiency of resources. This helps avoid a duplication of  coverage and identifies any need to revisit coverage to better effect. It also ensures that resources are used efficiently and at optimal cost.

A typical day

Most schools have five hours of learning time available each day. With literacy and numeracy being central to successful learning, they have priority placement in prime learning times. Without being prescriptive, a typical learning day may look like this.