New sets of both Picture Puzzles and Mixed Bag Questions occupy the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.
SEPTEMBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD has Alternative Healing as its theme.
There are also ten new SEPTEMBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES
* There are new Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” (trivia-type) Questions at the top of our PUZZLES PAGE.
* Here is the AUGUST 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD. The theme this month is Religion. As usual, you can choose whether to use the standard clues 0r the cryptic clues to solve it.
* Here are the AUGUST 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES
Our monthly LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES are proving popular. Here are shortlinks to every set of L&M puzzles published so far: August 2012 , September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, December 2012, January 2013, February 2013, March 2013, April 2013, May 2013, June 2013, July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013, December 2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014.
Many thanks to Adam Ford!
by Don Hyatt
The current National Curriculum was initiated by the Rudd government in 2008. The task of development and implementation was given to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), an independent, non-political body, and agreed by the Ministers of Education in all states and territories in 2009. It was framed around the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA, December 2008) and the implementation was to be consultative and phased in over a several years in 3 phases. The National Curriculum frames the school curriculum from Foundation (= Prep) to Year 12 (F-12).
The construction of the curriculum was in four steps: Read the rest of this entry »