The bush and what happens in education there is often an afterthought but it is a complex and varied space which requires well thought out strategies to contend with the disadvantage and disconnect that students in the country can experience.
Tailored programs specific to local requirements work well to encourage engagement in schools and student progression to tertiary education.
The report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education confirms that educational opportunity gaps can be area-specific. Read More
It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the state and special needs schools on Victoria’s far western coast are going to be looking pretty well too after some new upgrades. Read More
Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and Growth Coaching International (GCI) have entered a partnership promoting coaching-focused professional development programs for educators in Queensland. Read More
The number of Australians continuing to further education is on the rise, but it looks like that means more students who are unhappy with their choice of University and course. Read More
Maybe sleeping should be encouraged in class; it’s been found that the brain is working hard when we’re napping, forming connections that play an important role in the formation and retention of new memories. Read More
Research out of the University of Virginia sheds new light on why young children tell and raises the question of whether tattling should necessarily be discouraged in early childhood. Read More
Educators wear many hats and increasingly it’s the healthcare one. Queensland school teachers are chalking up around $230 million a year in health-related work, most of it pastoral care. Read More
In recognition of the Centenary of WWI the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. Read More
Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey Provides one of the better snapshots of where young people are at and it opens this year coinciding with Youth Week (13–22 April). Read More
In a week that’s seen NAPLAN’s writing test criticised that it did not promote clear expression, the program’s communication of results and their implications to parents is being pilloried for a lack of clarity. Read More
Research has found that girls and boys learn second languages differently, which might lead to new strategies for teaching which accommodate those differences. Boys leverage 'implicit' thinking and girls achieve 'explicit' comprehension. Read More
Mission Australia's Flexible Learning Options program in South Australia has been a success which could be usefully emulated in other parts of the country.
Video might have killed the radio star but the internet hasn’t displaced video at all, in fact video content is predicted to account for 80% of global internet traffic by next year. Read More