Australia, India to collaborate for reviewing school curriculum


Australia and India today decided on a partnership for reviewing school curriculum, teaching and learning during Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar visit to the country.

"The collaboration will be processed through an initiative between the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority where Indian curriculum experts will observe the Australian curriculum review," according to a joint communique issued after bilateral meeting between Javadekar and host Australian Minister of Education and Training, Simon Birmingham in Adelaide today .

Three institutional agreements Deakin University agreement with India's Central Jammu University, Curtin University agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati and Indian National Council of Education Research and Training, and Western Sydney University MoU with India's Centurion University were also signed by the two ministers.

"The ministers agreed and laid stress on the importance of education and skills training as a critical mechanism to address the challenges of economic growth. The ministers also commended the contribution of Australia India Education Council, with its government and industry representatives, for significant progress across the key areas of skills, higher education and research, student mobility and welfare, quality assurance, qualifications recognition and schools improving collaboration across borders and developing new networks," according to an official statement by the HRD Ministry.

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