Australian Curriculum Links

Global education is central to what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century. The Australian Curriculum recognises the importance of developing Australians into active and informed citizens. This involves being able to relate to and communicate across cultures, especially the cultures and countries of Asia. Many schools have discovered one of the most powerful catalysts for effective international education is learning while living in another country.

Rustic Pathways works with educators and supports schools by providing creative solutions to reach enduring understandings. Our school group tours support students to develop in ways vital for living and working successfully in the twenty-first century. These general competencies are recognised by the Australian Curriculum as being essential for young Australians:

  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Within the Australian Curriculum, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on Civics & Citizenship. Students from Years 7-10 explore citizenship, diversity and identity. Travel helps students understand how ideas of Australian identity are influenced by global connectedness. Rustic Pathways programs create greater awareness of political, legal, national and international issues. They also allow students to consider their roles and responsibilities as global citizens.

The Australian curriculum has defined three cross curriculum priorities that provide students with the tools and language to engage with, and better understand, their world at a range of levels:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture
  2. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
  3. Sustainability

We have programs that specifically address each of these priorities, giving students real-world experience to ground their intellectual understanding.

Please contact us for more information about setting up a program to align with your specific curricular goals.