I gave two presentations for the Australian College of Educators about the ‘capabilities’ required by the draft National Curriculum in Australia. One in Adelaide and one in Sydney. Teachers there are dead nervous about the apparent lack of integration and theoretical or pedagogical depths behind their list. I talked about several other ‘little lists’and suggested the four stations of learning provides a way to integrate capabilities with attainment. The thing that always impresses me with Australia teachers is how comfortable they are with research and how they take for granted professional learning as inquiry. Wish it was the same in the UK!