Adobe resources that map to the Australian Curriculum
Adobe and the Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum is being developed by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority - http://www.acara.edu.au) as a nation wide curriculum framework for all Australian States and Territories. It began to be implemented in 2013 and continues to be developed and implemented throughout the country.
The Australian Curriculum is based on the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008) which emphasises the importance of knowledge, skills and understandings of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities as the basis for a curriculum designed to support 21st century learning.
The goals of the Melbourne Declaration were that all young people in Australia should be supported to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
The Melbourne Declaration identifies the following essential skills for all twenty first century learners:
- information and communication technology (ICT),
- teamwork and
Most of these skills are fundamental to what is enhanced when using Adobe applications.
Adobe has over 60 communication tools that are regularly used by educators in all sectors globally to enhance the teaching and learning process. Adobe is the world leader in creativity software so it makes sense that their products are so embedded in education.
This post features a range of resources mapping Adobe software to the Australian Curriculum.