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FEATURES OF THE

NEW CURRICULUM

Core
Curriculum
Unit
JUNE 2015

OBJECTIVES
Identify the new areas of the curriculum in the
teaching units
Illustrate an understanding of the new areas of the
curriculum
Explain the importance of the new features of the
curriculum
Discuss any changes made to familiar areas of the
curriculum

WHAT DO YOU ?
SNOWBALLING
List what you know about the National
Standards Curriculum
Share your list with someone
Expand the number of persons you
include in the sharing process

WHAT DO YOU ?

Let us self check using available


resources:
BROCHURE
TEACHING GUIDES
FRAMEWORK

ATTAINMENT TARGETS

A desired or expected level of performance


within a given/specified teaching- learning
period.

OBJECTIVES
State what the student is expected to know
or understand and be able to do as a result
of or during the learning experience.

SUGGESTED TEACHING/ LEARNING


ACTIVITIES
Organised tasks aimed at achieving stated
objectives.

ASSESSMENT
A determination of whether intended results
have been achieved. This section of the
curriculum speaks to both the
product/performance that will be judged as
well as the criteria against which it will be
judged.
Assessment becomes a learning
activity with a developmental
focus

RESOURCES
A list of suggested tools to support the
teaching/ learning process.

KEY VOCABULARY
Words/phrases which are central to the
content/ skills being targeted in the unit.

ABOUT THE UNIT


A general introduction to each unit of work
Details the target skills/content/ attitudes of
the unit

GUIDANCE FOR THE TEACHER


General recommendations/ guidelines given
to the teacher to support the delivery of a
given unit.

PRIOR LEARNING
What students are expected to already
know through learning and experience
about a topic or a kind of text.

KEY SKILLS
This section consists of a phrase that
addresses the main skill(s) targeted in the
teaching learning activity.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Behavioural evidence that an intended
result has been achieved.

POINTS TO NOTE
Provides technical information that must be
considered in delivering the unit. May
include information that provides additional
explanation of processes and/or key
concepts that may be unfamiliar to the
teacher as well as suggestions for infusion
within the unit.

EXTENDED LEARNING
Opportunities for students to utilise the
knowledge and skills they would have
acquired in the unit in authentic
situations/experiences.
Opportunities for strategic and reflective
thinking

LINKS TO OTHER SUBJECTS


Identifies opportunities where cross
curricular links can be made