John Munro does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Recently, some have suggested critical thinking and problem-solving skills should be measured by NAPLAN, in line with other international tests. The ability to solve problems, generate creative outcomes and to analyse and evaluate are seen as key capabilities for living in the 21st century. Both national and state curricula and employment bodies argue these need to be taught. If they have a place in contemporary education, it makes sense their gradual acquisition and use by students be monitored and assessed as they progress through school. A number of issues to do with how problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills are learned bear on any analysis of their assessment.
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Coding is a great skill to engage students in creating projects such as animations, games, and websites. It is an important skill for students across all year levels to support the development of problem solving, critical thinking and creativity, and helps to prepare students for the digital age. When students are learning maths, they are learning individually, but programming is very social and collaborative.
Our Curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. The MPS curriculum is structured so that English and Mathematics receive the greatest time allocation within the school week. All classes are organised into collaborative planning teams at each year level and this provides our teachers to focus and enhance student wellbeing, curriculum delivery and the daily organisation that is required to run our programs.