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Moving beyond the 3 Rs and into the future of education 

Despite almost all facets of our lives being redefined by the advances of the 21st Century, our education system is still firmly anchored to an era of steam engines and morse code. Instead of being equipped to function in an unpredictable job market that experts concur will be shaped by automation, students are still largely being taught the 'three Rs' —reading, writing, and arithmetic.
   They are taught this by teachers trapped on their own treadmill. Read More

 

19 Jul 2019 | National
Why are Australian teachers under so much strain? News Image

An Aussie study has found that teachers are living with unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. Is there a conflict between our changing expectations of education and the current classroom format? Read More

18 Jul 2019 | Melbourne
Accessing innovative learning environments News Image

Transitions is a three-day event in Melbourne focusing on the journey schools and teachers make as they reimagine and redevelop their learning spaces.
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18 Jul 2019 | National
50,000 kids coding to celebrate 50th moon landing anniversary News Image

Moonhack 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and will see students take part in a space-themed coding exercise to build a space-themed game. Read More

18 Jul 2019 | National
How Australian graduates can succeed in today’s job market News Image

Making the transition from education to work is a tough one, but it’s easier with a plan and skills that employers are demanding, tech skills are important but so are soft skills and an ability to keep learning. Read More

18 Jul 2019 | Qld
Books in Homes supporting literacy in eight regional Queensland schools News Image

The Books in Homes Program will continue in north west Queensland for another five years with Glencore extending its support by funding eight primary schools in the region. Read More

18 Jul 2019 | National
Education a bright spot in slowing jobs market News Image

It’s mid-year and it’s always a quiet time before the madness leading up to Christmas, job market activity is usually slower than usual and most states are recording declines in job ad numbers, that is unless you’re in education. Read More

11 Jul 2019 | National
71,533 contacts go unanswered on Kids Helpline News Image

There are a lot of children in distress and Kids Helpline has been overwhelmed by the demand for its services, leaving it with no option but to leave thousands of calls unanswered. It needs more funding. Read More

10 Jul 2019
Learning money skills virtually can be profitable News Image

Before you get out in the real world some simulation is a good thing, and money skills benefit from some painless, consequence-less practice.
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10 Jul 2019 | National
Mission Australia urges young people to speak up in Youth Survey 2019 News Image

They often say that the young don’t have a voice and Mission Australia is urging 15-19-year-olds across Australia to speak up on personal concerns and broader issues that are important to them by participating in Youth Survey 2019. Read More

10 Jul 2019 | National
Presentations made wirelessly and easily News Image

Having a projector to accompany a talk is great, getting it running is often not so great and with that in mind BenQ has released a new USB-C button kit connectivity option. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | National
Tonnes of oral care waste diverted from landfill by over 1000 schools nationwide News Image

Australian school students are making war on waste by recycling all their used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers through a nationwide competition diverting hundreds and thousands of oral care items from landfill. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | National
Data-driven school insights for principals News Image

Principals from across Australia will now have access to rigorous, data-driven insights to supplement their professional intuition and experience when making decisions about their school’s workforce with the launch of PeopleBench. Read More