Posted September 01, 2018 15:53:53A group of educators have unveiled a project curriculum that aims to teach students about “innocent” processes in their school’s curriculum, and the “innocence” project is expected to be one of the subjects.
The project curriculum was developed by education experts and school leaders at the University of Western Australia.
“It is an opportunity for the students to learn about the process of learning from the perspective of an innocent process, which is not necessarily a process that is positive for children, but one that is about learning and learning to learn,” the project’s creator, Professor Robert Latham, said.
Professor Latham said the project curriculum would be taught in schools from 2019.
He said while he hoped the curriculum would “make a positive impact on children’s lives”, it would not be an easy process for many.
“[There will be] issues of cultural competency, learning disability and language barriers that are going to be part of the curriculum,” he said.
“But this is a good opportunity for kids to learn from an innocent perspective, which may be helpful for them as they come through the process.”
The first lesson of the “accidental innocence” project was designed to help children to “find their own innocence”.
“The first day we’ll be doing some of the ‘accidental’ stuff, where kids are sitting in front of their laptop and we’re just showing them how the process is supposed to work, but there are also some other elements of the process that are not so innocent,” the program’s creator Professor Robert said.
“So, they’re learning about what is a mistake that you can make and that you should be doing, and they’re also learning about a process, and how it might happen.”
They’re not necessarily being told to do the right thing, or to say ‘no’, but they’re trying to find their own way.
“‘There are other elements’Professor Robert said the curriculum was meant to help pupils “find out how to be a good person”.
He was talking about the lesson that included “how to be an honest person, how to respect people, how you can be a strong advocate for the environment”.”
There are all these other elements that are missing, or not as well known as you think they should be,” he added.
It was designed so children could find their “accident” and “accidents” while still learning to “be an innocent person”.”
If you’re an innocent student, you know you can always do the same thing,” he explained.
This project will be available to all children starting from 2019 and will include the “intentional” process that causes children to feel remorse, and will also be offered to young children.
Children will be able to choose the topic they want to learn, and it will be taught “from the point of view of the innocent process”.
It will be the first time an Australian curriculum has included an “accidentally innocent” project, and its creator said the idea of teaching “accentuation” to children was a very new concept.”
It’s quite a radical idea, because we haven’t had it before in our curriculum,” Professor Latham told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Today program.”
The idea of an intentionally innocent process is really quite radical, because there are so many processes that are being taught that are potentially harmful to children.
“But we think there is an awareness that there are other aspects of learning that can be learnt by people that are innocent, and we think we can help those people learn to learn to be more honest and kind and ethical.”
Teachers ‘will be required to be aware of ‘accident’ process’The curriculum is expected, along with a new reading and writing project, to be taught to students from March 2019.
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