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Mobilising the Middle – the key to cultivating collective teacher efficacy

How can teachers make a difference? Amber Carter

A number of years ago at a school camp students were challenged to set up the campsite and cook each other a meal all without the guidance of the facilitating teachers. After a day of hiking, it was, needless to say, that the group was fairly tired. As I stood back and watched the scene unfold I was impressed by the ability of these teenagers to collaborate and harness their collective strengths to rise to the challenge Read More

 

11 Nov 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Study finds boys could benefit from greater number of girls in schools News Image

Studying the reading test scores of more than 200,000 15-year-olds from over 8000 mixed-sex schools around the world, researchers discovered that boys’ performance was significantly better in schools where more than 60% of the pupils were girls. Read More

10 Nov 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
100 scholarships for teachers in RMIT App Development with Swift online program News Image

100 online scholarships for teachers are on offer as part of the new RMIT App Development with Swift curriculum. The Online program starts on 20 November while a new vocational education short course will be taught on campus from February 2018. Read More

10 Nov 2017
Risks and rewards in accelerating technology and social shifts News Image

Accelerating technology and social shifts are driving massive change in the economy, with fast-paced innovation transforming industries old and new and generating tremendous new opportunities for value creation. But Australian Students are at risk of being left behind. Read More

9 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Science experts 'walk the talk' to improve primary STEM learning News Image

The involvement of community science experts in primary school classrooms can transform students’ views about and understanding of science. Bringing in science and engineering experts who 'walk the talk of science' helps students understand the processes of scientific inquiry and their value to social progress. Read More                 

9 Nov 2017 | Australia
High schoolers take on futuristic space design challenge News Image

Ten high schools from Australia and New Zealand are one step closer to representing the Australasian region at the International Space Settlement Competition at Kennedy Space Centre as Space Design Competitions Australia announces finalists for the 2017 Australian Space Design Competition. Read More

9 Nov 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
ClassCoach Maths tutoring will help rural and remote students News Image

Two UQ Business School MBA Graduates have launched ClassCoach, an online Maths tutoring system with the aim of helping rural and remote school students and young adults that are struggling with Maths and will benefit from one-to-one interactive tutoring. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Adelaide, SA
Carclew to show SA teachers what’s the DEAL with arts News Image

120 primary teachers from 60 South Australian government schools will undertake hands on professional development guided by practicing artists as part of a new program to introduce new and innovative approaches to arts education. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
UNI Qld to host 12-day National Science Forum News Image

Close to 200 Year 12 students will take part in the 12-day National Youth Science Forum in January when The University of Queensland hosts the program for the first time. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Select group of Sydney girls in inaugural Code Next Program News Image

Year 9 and 10 girls from Chatswood High, Mosman School and North Sydney Girls High are taking part in the inaugural Code Next Program. They are learning the fundamentals of coding and design including HTML + CSS and Ruby, a programming language to stimulate computational thinking. Read More

5 Nov 2017 | Canberra, ACT
Terms of Reference for SES score methodology released News Image

The Turnbull Government has released the terms of reference for an independent inquiry into the data and methodology used to determine specific components of Commonwealth funding for non-government schools. Read More

5 Nov 2017
New research reveals young Australia is not thriving News Image

New research by Skillsroad has found that young Australians are not flourishing like they should, in fact they're just 'OK'. The data suggests that average levels of wellbeing are not only affecting them as a individuals but also the bottom line of Australian businesses. Read More

5 Nov 2017
Smart phones in bed linked to insomnia and poor quality sleep News Image

Children are more vulnerable than adults to losing sleep from taking smart phones and tablets to bed, a new study has found. Experts have warned that children are more sensitive to the blue light from electronic screens because their eyes have not yet fully developed. Read More