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Your community-based curriculum

July 19, 2013

The UK Cambridge Primary Review proposes a 'community curriculum'. With a national and community curriculum, it suggests that time be divided between them on the basis of 70/30 per cent of the yearly teaching total. The UK Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) advocates an ‘area based curriculum’ to enhance student learning. This is:

  • about a place: using the local context and resources to frame learning
  • by a place: designed by schools in partnership with local stakeholders
  • for a place: meeting the specific needs of students and communities.

For school leadership teams, teachers, school councils, parent groups, community organisations and local government, the RSA resources include:

For more information and to discuss and share schools' good practices with community curriculum development, contact us on (03) 9429 5900.

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