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The educational and learning value of explicit teaching and worked examples

Dr Ragnar Purje

Explicit teaching can be thought of as being the specific, direct, example talk and presentation that takes place during classroom lessons. This specific directed classroom talk and presentation is just the beginning of what explicit teaching and worked example teaching does. Read More

 

25 May 2018 | NSW
What’s your DNA? News Image

Every cell in our body contains the instructions for who we are. In scientific terms, this is our DNA. Our DNA, or our genes, encode the proteins that make us who we are and define our emotional make-up. Read More

24 May 2018 | National
Down, down STEM is down News Image

Despite the money and fanfare directed at technology and science teaching we remain in a downward spiral, so how do we change that? The answer lies in when and who is introducing kids to STEM. Read More

24 May 2018 | National
HP Kids Fund program $10k available News Image

HP Australia is encouraging primary and secondary schools to nominate for the second-round applications for HP Kids Fund, a $500,000 initiative to help Australian students achieve digital literacy. Read More

17 May 2018
Cracking the code of relationships News Image

The Secret Agent Society program uses games to teach children about relationships and interaction. And it works, with the program winning the prestigious CRC Association Awards for Excellence in Innovation Read More

17 May 2018 | National
What students (really) want News Image

New research from Edith Cowan University has uncovered what students really want in the classroom and it’s quite different from what you might have expected. Read More

17 May 2018
Enter the 10-word story challenge News Image

How much of a story can you tell with 10 words? Well that was 11 and not much story there so it’s a challenge which students can take on in the name of promoting Australian books. Read More

16 May 2018
Teachers want voice in NSW/ACT review News Image

When policies are reviewed it’s often the case that key stakeholders are left out of the process, so with the NESA curriculum review looming the IEUA NSW/ACT is demanding their members be involved in consultations. Read More

16 May 2018
Artists invited to apply for extensive 2019 Youth Touring program News Image

For any artist looking to get their name out there the 2019 Youth Touring program would be a great start; in 2018 it will put on 240 performances for 30,000 kids in classrooms and community groups in Queensland. Read More

16 May 2018 | Melbourne
IDP and Cognizant connect students with international education opportunities News Image

IDP Education, a provider of international student placement services, and Cognizant have built a global platform that aims to digitally support students to access global study and career pathways.  Read More

15 May 2018 | NZ
Phonics is choice for NZ primary schools News Image

What is old has become new again as New Zealand primary schools pivot towards phonics and away from the whole language approach as children's literacy in the country continues to lag that of other comparable nations. Read More

13 May 2018 | Melbourne VIC
Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen opens at Melbourne's Scienceworks News Image

Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen – a $3.7m milestone gallery redevelopment at Scienceworks is set to reveal STEM futures, it has been created with teens, for teens. Read More

13 May 2018 | NSW / ACT
NSW / ACT Catholic teachers to vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement News Image

Catholic teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT schools will vote ‘yes’ to a new enterprise agreement next week, following an 18-month industrial campaign which included two stop work meetings. Read More