The Australian curriculum has developed general capabilities (literacy numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT) capability, critical and creativethinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding) to equip students to live and work successfully in the 21st century. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school.
Our students need new skills to prepare them for further study and jobs – many of which have not yet been created. The 21st Century learner needs to develop their skills and understanding in developing their ability to problem solve, think critically and creatively as well as preparing them to live, work and be successful in the 21st Century. At Anzac Park Public School we prioritise these skills and have developed six specific learner capabilities that are explicitly taught and embedded into all learning programs.