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Some teachers regard VELS as nothing new.
For these teachers, VELS makes explicit and
legitimises their good practice.
For others, however, VELS is a wake-up call. It
is a wake-up call to look at the way they teach.
Instilling content is not the sole goal. Issues such as
the most appropriate way to teach content so that all
students can grasp it need to be considered. This is
because VELS emphasises non-disciplinary skills
along with subject-based content.
There are three equally important strands in VELS.
One of these is directly related to content - the
discipline-based learning strand. The other two are
not. They are physical, personal and social learning,
and interdisciplinary learning. Included in these two
strands are the dimensions of building social
relationships, working in teams, managing personal
learning, community engagement, reasoning,
reflection and metacognition.
The Flora Hill Cluster has a great web page
that provides an overview of VELS with links to
all the relevant documentation from the
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
VELS - CONTENTS
VICTORIAN ESSENTIAL LEARNING STANDARDS
The Official VCAA