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Moving forward: STEM education in a selection of schools in Victoria

STEM is a hot button issue in education in Australian schools. What does effective integration of the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in teaching and learning look like? How do you assess STEM? Where are the Arts/Humanities in STEM? Perhaps all school education P-12 should just be STEAM? Why are ‘inquiry’ and ‘hands on’ learning such important processes in effective STEM education? Read More

 

16 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Careers advice vital for fulfilled lives News Image

It’s common for people to founder a bit before settling on a career, or more often, settling for one, it just isn’t a recipe for a happy, fulfilled life. The issue could be handled better with appropriate careers advice. Read More

16 Feb 2018
NBN Co launches STEM+X initiative to skill students for tomorrow’s workforce News Image

The best way to get kids to learn is to make them enjoy it and The STEM+X initiative will see eight schools across Australia participate in a nationwide pilot where students will apply their personal interests to learning science and technology skills. Read More

15 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Government schools still receiving less funding? News Image

Some research from Save our Schools puts paid to the idea that Government and Private schools were drawing even in terms of funding. New figures show that government funding increases continue to favour private schools. Read More

15 Feb 2018 | Sydney
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2018 showcases HSC Artists News Image

It’s a real shame that the incredible standard of artworks produced by students for the HSC in NSW doesn't get wider exposure but ARTEXPRESS goes some way to addressing that. Read More

14 Feb 2018
Teacher registration review begins News Image

With a review of teacher registration now agreed upon by all education ministers, The National Review of Teacher Registration Expert Panel has commenced the first stages of the process, meeting to agree upon ways of working. Read More

14 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
First stage of 10-year redevelopment at Marcellin College complete News Image

A $20 million refurbishment and extension of the historic Hermitage building at Melbourne’s Marcellin College – the first stage of a 10-year master plan led by project management consultants Montlaur – is now complete. Read More

14 Feb 2018
Online learning aids the scientific mind News Image

Online teaching may help middle school students’ attitudes towards and outcomes in science, facilitated by interactive features native to the net like pop-up definitions, interactive diagrams and online collaboration. Read More

12 Feb 2018 | Western Austrlaia
Australia needs to start maths teaching earlier for success News Image

We’re not great at maths apparently but that could all change if we were to introduce the subject at an earlier age and this might be achieved by instilling more positive attitudes in early childcare educators. Read More

9 Feb 2018
Winners of 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards News Image

Winners of this year’s BHP Science and Engineering awards were given a nod for their innovative ideas on robotics and products designed to help the less fortunate and the environment. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Adelaide
PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school News Image

Bullying has been an unavoidable if nasty part of school life for far too long, while a solution seemed intractable, a potential remedy has been found by Flinders University researchers and what’s more it seems to work across cultures. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Adelaide
Education about existing laws is needed to reduce cyberbullying – not new laws, experts say News Image

It’s hard to know what to do with cyber bullies, the consequences of their actions are real and severe though. But turning them into criminals probably isn’t advisable says a submission from a group of experts. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Queensland
City schools to help bring arts education to regional Queensland students with launch of new Outreach initiative News Image

So you're interested in booking a well-received school production but may not have the resources, what next?  Queensland Music Festival is calling out to large, metro Queensland schools to help take arts performances to rural students. Read More