UK v Australian education? Which is most popular?

Australia is set to overtake the UK as the second most popular country in the world for international study. But why? It’s clear that the Australian National Curriculum has much to offer today’s smart learner. It opens up wide-ranging opportunities and responds to the need for global learning and competency.

An Australian education has lots to offer – families really like it

According to a paper published by the Centre for Global Higher Education, great numbers of international students are now opting for an Australian education. Research predicts that Australia will be the world’s number 2 by 2019, with the UK at number 3. An American education remains the favourite choice.

Whilst the desirability of studying in Australia (the country), ie: job environment, climate, future opportunities etc, has a bearing on the number of students it attracts, the latest stats confirm that the Australian Curriculum is held in high regard with many more worldwide states and territories now offering it.

The shape of the Australian Curriculum

With global integration and international mobility increasing, many new and exciting ways of studying are now possible. The Australian Curriculum embraces this.

It acknowledges the changing ways (and things) that young people need to learn, and provides a broad and balanced framework, helping students to develop the skills and knowledge that they need to tackle the challenges and opportunities posed by the changing climate and times. In short, it helps them to grow.

Encouraging learners themselves to play an active role in managing their own learning journey

AISPP has adopted the Australian National Curriculum in tandem with the IB learning framework. The two combined provide a truly international approach to education and it seems to have caught the eye of expats and local families living and working in the Cambodia region.

But why do families prefer this combination? In addition to core learning areas, there is also a broad choice of language subjects. Learning areas are designed to deliver the skills and abilities that young people need to learn, live and work in the 21st Century and that’s seen as a big bonus.

From developing critical and creative thinking, to personal and social capability and gaining an intercultural understanding, the Australian Curriculum has it all.

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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