What do I want my students to learn?

What do I want my students to learn?

As teachers develop a unit of learning, they use syllabus documents and a scope and sequence plan to determine allocated outcomes and content.

Photograph of students working

When programming and planning teachers must ensure they:

  • have identified key concepts, ideas and skills as the focus for learning and what students will do or produce to demonstrate understanding of these

  • consider student learning strengths and needs and available resources

  • consider facilities and school assessment and reporting requirements

  • identify connections with students’ prior knowledge, their social and cultural background knowledge and contexts in which the learning would be applied.

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Lyndall Foster explains how the online syllabus can be used when planning and programming.

Lyndall Foster
Assistant Director, Teaching Services
NSW Curriculum Learning and Innovation Centre