Working with curriculum

Understanding the ‘essence’ and disciplinary thinking of each learning area of the Australian Curriculum and resources to design learning for this


Resources created by English subject matter experts, including a video of Professor Barbara Comber speaking about what English learning is for.


This section includes a range of resources designed to support educators to engage our students in powerful learning in the mathematics discipline.


In this section you will find a number of practical and contextual resources developed by experts in the Science discipline, including videos and animations.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

This section provides resources to help teachers develop students with a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and systems throughout the world, past and present, and an interest in and enjoyment of the study of these phenomena.

  • HASS – F-7
  • History – 7-10
  • Geography – 7-10
  • Civics and Citizenship – 7-10
  • Economics and Business – 7-10

The Arts

The Arts focussed resources, including a video series in which Christine Morrow, Director of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) speaks about what arts learning is for.

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts


Resources to stimulate thinking and promote discussions for teachers to reflect on what we believe the Technologies learning area is for and what we want our students to take forward into their lives.

  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies

Health and Physical Education

Included in this section is a video animation describing the essence of the Health and Physical Education learning area and how the components of the learning area work together.


This section features a range of materials including workshop and facilitator notes and a video capturing a range of voices — teachers, Rundle Mall shoppers and children—talking about what they think the Languages learning area is for.

  • Arabic
  • Auslan
  • Chinese
  • Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages
  • Framework for Classical Languages (Classical Greek and Latin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Modern Greek
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

The BitL tool – Bringing it to Life

A process tool that demonstrates how we can bring together the what and the how – the curriculum content and the pedagogy, through disciplinary specific questions to engage our students in learning that gets them thinking like a mathematician, a scientist, a historian and so on.


This section features an animation describing the essential elements of STEM and its importance in our learners’ futures.

General capabilities continua

A series of one page summaries of the General Capabilities continuum from the Australian Curriculum.

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