The Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework was developed in response to the Federal Government’s proposal to create a mandatory Australian Curriculum for all schools. As Steiner education is internationally recognised, we were given the opportunity to put forward an alternate curriculum framework for recognition, in order to protect the integrity of Steiner education philosophy and pedagogy.
The documents were developed from Steiner’s indications, not only to support schools and teachers, but for submission to government authorities, highlighting the mandatory content, knowledge and skills of the Australian Curriculum in a Steiner rich context.
The following learning areas have been recognised so far by ACARA: English, History, Mathematics, Science & Geography.
Curriculums for the following learning areas are currently being reviewed by ACARA for Recognition (August 2016). Once this process is complete the documents will be uploaded.
- The Arts
- Health and Physical Education
If any member school requires the draft documents they should contact SEA at firstname.lastname@example.org
PART A: SUBJECTS GRANTED RECOGNITION BY THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT (ACARA)
- Overarching Themes
As the Primary School curriculum is an integrated curriculum, Part A provides a document for each class, setting out Topics covering all of these subjects.
Topics are content areas which can be taught as one or more integrated thematic morning blocks (Main Lessons) over 3–4 weeks. They are supplemented with practice lessons developing the content throughout the year.
|ASCF Stage 1||ASCF Stage 2|
|Class 1||Curriculum||Class 5||Curriculum|
|Class 2||Curriculum||Class 6||Curriculum|
SCOPE & SEQUENCE
Topics List and Scope & Sequence for K–6, all subjects in one document.
COMPLETE PRIMARY PACKAGE
- Topics List K–6
- Curriculum K–6, Parts A
- Scope & Sequence K–6
Package of all Subject Introductions. For access to individual Subject Introductions, please see the Subject Overviews Page.
Support documents for teachers’ lesson planning, including Rudolf Steiner’s indications, reading lists and other resources. Annotated bibliographies are available in the SEA Members’ Area.
PART B: SUBJECTS NOT YET INCLUDED IN THE ACARA RECOGNITION PROCESS
Part B of the Primary Curriculum contains other subjects which are woven through the curriculum in a variety of ways.
|The Arts K-10||Not yet available|
|Health and PE||Not yet available|
|Technologies||Not yet available|
|Civics||Not yet available|
|Not yet available|
We wish to acknowledge the following people for their expertise and commitment to the project:
Project Manager (2009 – 2012) Virginia Moller
, (2012 onwards), Tracey Sayn Wittgenstein Piraccini
Lead Writer and Primary Writer Peggy Day
Lead Researcher Bronwen Haralambous
Consultant Research Advisor Dr Jennifer Gidley
Primary English Andrew Hill
High School Writers: (Class 7-10):
English: Bronwen Haralambous , Science: Peter Glasby, History: Elizabeth Baxendale,
Mathematics: John Stewart, Geography: Terri McMillan
The Arts:Visual Arts: Sue Schuster; Music: Christian Lillicrap; Speech and Drama: Linden McCall, Annika Andersdotter;
Eurythmy: Elizabeth Chan, Josefin Porteous; Creative Movement: Jan Baker-Finch; Media Arts: Stuart Rushton
Foundations paper /Position Papers: Bronwen Haralambous, Peggy Day, Stuart Rushton (ICT)
ICT K-12 Support Paper: Stuart Rushton
Editorial, graphics and layout: June Cunningham
Website: Evan Sanders/Bruce Naylor