With regards to other states, I have a Working with Children card from the WA government and I'm certainly willing to assist any efforts here.
With regard to national curriculum, I'm fairly sure it will never happen despite both Labor and Liberal federal governments pushing for one. There are state politics and rivalries involved and in particular South Australia and Victoria will refuse to go backwards to accommodate NSW, and WA would as a matter of course resist any national system which doesn't allow it considerable (read: almost complete) autonomy. VET and TAFE has more successfully integrated into a (sort of) national curriculum because it's much more connected to industry and the funding arrangements favour talking to the Federal government for all sorts of reasons. cheers Andrew 2008/11/29 Liam Wyatt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > In reply to a couple of your points Zero, > > - The HSC is only in NSW, true. However this particular presentation > can be used in any school as it doesn't refer to the HSC syllabus but > rather how Wikipedia can be used more generally. On the point of > having the HSC in other states... education is a state-based thing in > Aust. and therefore each state does it's own thing. The federal gov't > is currently making noises about a national high school curriculum > but don't expect there to be a common high-school leaving exams for > all australian students for at least a decade. > > - The pillars would be a good thing to add, I agree. And I probably > should have added a link/reference to the editing tutorial for > beginners... > > - the diagram of the anatomy comes directly from the Foundation's > Annual Report: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Annual_Report > it is just convenient that they happened to chose an Australian > related topic for their example. The text of this report is cc-by-sa > so we can use it for the basis of a publication if we want. > > Best, > -Liam > [[witty lama]] > > > Sounds like you're doing great work on representing the chapter and > > Wikimedia. Here're some of my thoughts. > > > > A bit more generally: the HSC is limited to NSW only, right? It would > > be nice to see it covered in Queensland or Victoria as well, but I'm > > not savvy on the inner workings of the education system. I probably > > won't represent ourselves that well <.< > > > > This might go further down the line but mentioning [[Wikipedia:Five > > pillars]] would work as a good intro to taking part with Wikipedia > > more deeply. > > > > Page 22/23 (the diagram of the anatomy of an article) can probably be > > a good base for something to cover Wikipedia in that joint publication > > with CCau. > > > > On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 9:19 PM, Liam Wyatt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > wrote: > >> Dear all, > >> > >> Yesterday I gave a presentation to the annual NSW English Teachers' > >> Association conference loosely based on the fact that Wikipedia is > >> now an optional HSC text. > >> You can search for the full details from the association's website > >> here: http://www.englishteacher.com.au/ > >> > >> There were about 20 teachers attending the workshop which lasted for > >> an hour. Rather than trying to give a detailed discussion of how > >> Wikipedia can be studied in the context of the HSC I did three > >> things: a "why you need to know", an "anatomy of a page" and some > >> examples of how WP can be used to start conversations in class (such > >> as how to be critical of texts). > >> > >> You can see the PDF at the "presentations" page at meta: http:// > >> meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Presentations/en > >> I would really like some feedback on this from a wikipedian's > >> perspective - it was very well received by the teachers. > >> *snip* > > -- > > Always here, > > Zero > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >
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