Parents have been left frustrated by a new pre-K curriculum that says children should be “left to discover”.
The curriculum was created to help parents teach children to read, write and play independently.
It’s been criticised for not providing enough time for children to learn the basics and not giving them the same opportunities to develop their interests.
Here’s what you need to know about the new curriculum.
The new curriculum for pre-schoolers and teachers was published in December.
It outlines four core skills, including reading, writing and arithmetic.
It also has a section for pupils to “examine how they learn and how they use their abilities”.
The programme aims to help children to become independent thinkers, but it also says children can use these skills to develop themselves as independent learners.
Read more: Parents are concerned about the curriculum being too focused on reading and math, as well as encouraging children to explore different interests.
“Children have the right to explore their interests and they have the capacity to learn to be independent thinkers,” said Louise, a mother of three from Newcastle, who has written to the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, to complain about the changes.
Louise says the new programme is not inclusive enough to help young people “explore their interests”.
Louise says she doesn’t want to be taught to be a “brain surgeon” but instead to be encouraged to discover her own interests and find her own skills.
The Department for Education said the new pre kindergarten program is aimed at providing “a strong foundation for young people to learn independently and to gain confidence in their abilities and to develop skills”.
The new pre school curriculum is aimed to help pre-graduates to develop the skills needed to “become independent thinkers” and develop skills to “explode their ideas”.
It’s aimed to be tailored to young people’s learning needs.
The curriculum also says it is important to encourage children to be active in their communities, and encourages them to do some sport and learn to dance.
Read about the issues around the new school curriculum.
Louise’s daughter, who is 16, is the daughter of a teacher.
“I think it’s good that they’re giving the new kids a chance to learn and explore,” she said.
Read more about the debate surrounding the new primary school curriculum in Newcastle and across the country. “
It’s not enough to give them the chance to play together, to go swimming, to read a book and it’s not being enough to play independently in the same way.”
Read more about the debate surrounding the new primary school curriculum in Newcastle and across the country.
What are the key issues?
What is the pre kindergarten programme?
It aims to provide “a rich foundation for children and young people” to “develop the skills required to ‘become independently thinkers’ and to ‘explode your ideas'”, according to the department.
It says it “takes into account all children’s needs and their unique strengths and weaknesses, as the best way to help students to learn”.
The department says the pre school programme is based on the “Australian Learning Standards Framework” and “will be taught alongside other Australian curriculum to help all children develop in a consistent, consistent and balanced way”.
Read more on the pre K curriculum.
What can I do?
Parents can complain to the Department for Skills, with the aim of getting the programme changed.
But, to do so, they will need to give the department at least 10 working days’ notice.
“You need to be given the opportunity to make a complaint and to give evidence before the change is implemented,” the department said.
Parents can also write to the education secretary, Nickymort Morgan, at the Department of Education.
What is Nicky Murray’s response?
Nicky has previously told parents that it was “not our job to make curriculum decisions for the education of children” and that “the department would take a view on a case-by-case basis”.
But she has told parents the department was “currently working closely with the Department’s Education Ministers and local government, with a view to delivering a new programme”.
Here’s Nicky’s full statement: We have a responsibility to ensure that children are well-rounded learners.
Our work has included working with local education authorities to ensure children have access to the appropriate curriculum, to support local teachers in their development, and to support parents in developing a curriculum that is appropriate for their child.
In addition, we have also provided a range of supports to help local schools ensure they meet the standards set by the Australian Learning Standards (ALSF).
The ALSF is the Australian Government’s national teaching standards, developed by the National Learning Standards Council.
It is a set of standards that sets out what learning should look like in different schools.
It sets out the kinds of learning activities children should engage in and the learning styles that children should use.
In response to some of the concerns raised by parents, Nickyl Murray, the minister for education, has stated that the department is currently working closely to ensure a new program