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Summary: The Australian Curriculum

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According to Blaise and Nuttall (2011, p.82), the curriculum is more than a complex official document. The Australian Curriculum can be understood when broken down into 5 key components. These components are intended curriculum, enacted curriculum, hidden curriculum, null curriculum and lived curriculum. The intended curriculum is a theory that teachers want students to actually experience Blaise and Nuttall (2011, p. 82). Enacted Curriculum deviates from the intended curriculum as this is what the teacher actually teaches the children. The teacher’s decisions on how and what they will teach depends on their interpretation of the intended curriculum (Blaise & Nuttall 2011, p.87). Throughout a child’s schooling there are experiences that teachers
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