Across Australia some of these ideas are being put into practice. Some schools have dropped the notion of year levels to enable them to meet children at their point of need and acknowledge that not all students learn at the same pace.
Computer programs are enabling instruction tailored to the student by assessing where they are at and providing a tailored curriculum.
Capabilities , such as personal and social capability and critical and creative thinking, are being embedded in the curriculum. Work is under way to develop assessment measures. Teachers across Australia are working on developing new models of practice to support this approach.
We need to accelerate the change. We are wasting too much of students' learning time and are failing to amplify their talents. To continue along the current path is increasingly unscientific, unjustifiable and plain dull.