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Are zealots good for schools?

Dennis Sleigh

I suspect that most people appreciate enthusiasm but it is a short distance between enthusiasm and fanaticism – and once that line is crossed, we have real problems. Today, when so many people – professionals, parents, pressure groups and politicians – seem anxious to reform schooling, it is easy to find enthusiasts, and it is inevitable that some of these are borderline fanatics. Read More

 

16 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Independent schooling out of reach? Possibly not News Image

Just under half a million dollars to educate a child in the independent system in Australia. It’s a very scary number but while you could spend that amount accessing a private education you actually don’t have to. Read More

15 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Animals help refugee kids News Image

Getting through a refugee camp requires you to be tough but reentering a society means you have to develop a sense of empathy and the ability to open up. Interacting with animals has been shown to help the process. Read More

11 Jan 2018 | Paris
UN guidance on sexuality education News Image

At a time when relations between the sexes is constantly in the headlines some guidance on how to approach sex education in a responsible and aware manner is timely. Read More

10 Jan 2018 | Queensland
Talking AI to the next generation News Image

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be everywhere soon if it isn’t already, thing is there are big gaps in our knowledge as to what exactly it is and what it is capable of. Read More

10 Jan 2018 | Hong Kong
Be the world expert on your kids News Image

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg calls for parents to adjust their approach to parenting in the information age and it means getting out of your helicopter, learning to say no, being consistent and being on the lookout for boredom. Read More

10 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Civica’s Spydus library software growing News Image

Library management software Spydus from Civica continues to win fans in Australia and overseas by offering a comprehensive solution to ibrary, archive, digital asset management, personalised discovery and event management. Read More

19 Dec 2017 | Adelaide
Outstanding SACE achievers recognised with Governor’s Commendation  News Image

Twenty-seven outstanding South Australian Certificate of Education students were recognised for their achievements in academics as well as their contributions to community and the arts. Read More

18 Dec 2017 | Queensland
Hills first to offer junior bilingual Chinese program News Image

Jimboomba’s Hills International College is exposing its youngest students to immersive Chinese language teaching adding the language to its Primary Years Program (PYP) for 2018. Read More

18 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Wominjeka inclusive space at Mount Dandenong News Image

Schools are encouraged to come up with innovative projects based on their existing facilities and the needs of their students with disabilities to access the Vic Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund. Read More

15 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
ATARs no barrier to careers News Image

It was cheers or tears for thousands of school leavers today as the ATAR scores were accessed early this morning but with the world of work changing rapidly, is a high mark as important as it once was? Read More

15 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Innovative resource for safeguarding children News Image

It is timely that the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has launched an innovative web-portal that provides safeguarding initiatives and preventative approaches to child sexual abuse within organisations. Read More

14 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Next gen entrepreneurs News Image

Are entrepreneurs the new celebrities? If research is to be believed it looks like a big ‘yes’ with 90% of kids indicating that they want to follow the example of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and the Google guys. Read More