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Preparing Education for Industry 4.0

Education has always been concerned with preparing children and young people with the skills and capabilities they need for a full and rewarding future. However, within this statement there exists a significant assumption: that we understand what the future will be. History has shown that as a species we are not particularly good at conceiving of futures that are radically different from what we have today, let alone designing systems to deal with them. Read More

 

11 Dec 2018 | NSW
Rural school’s learning platform make for easy access learning News Image

Located on the Victoria-New South Wales (NSW) border, Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC) has leveraged technology so every student can access education from anywhere at any time. Read More

11 Dec 2018 | National
Queenslanders best Young ICT Explorers News Image

The 2018 national winners of the Young ICT Explorers competition have been announced with teams from Queensland and Australian Capital Territory taking home the top prizes. Read More

10 Dec 2018 | International
Finland to use Aus education toolkit News Image

We’re often told to look to Finland for direction on education but the tables have been turned with the Nordic nation adopting National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative’s (NESLI) Staff Wellbeing Toolkit. Read More

8 Dec 2018 | Brisbane
The National Education Summit is heading to Brisbane News Image

The National Education Summit will hold it’s inaugural Queensland event in 2019, bringing a comprehensive professional development program to educators 31 May – 1 June at the Convention. Centre  Read More

7 Dec 2018 | Melbourne
$100k Fellowship for Victorian school leaders: applications closing soon News Image

John Hattie has really put Melbourne on the map education wise and you can access the opportunity to work with the man himself through a Menzies Fellowship. Read More

5 Dec 2018 | Victoria
New teaching resource for Sex Ed in Victoria News Image

New resources, designed for use in levels three to ten at Victorian schools, give teachers a full package of support to teach students about fertility and assisted reproductive treatment. Read More

4 Dec 2018 | NSW
Help desk robot saves time and energy News Image

A help desk is perhaps the definition of tedium but for the Catholic School system in NSW employing Serena has taken most of the pain out of resolving, for the greater part, lost passwords and usernames. Read More

4 Dec 2018 | Melbourne
Swinburne project encourages women into STEM News Image

Swinburne University of Technology researchers have started on a project, titled ‘Standing out from the Crowd’, targeting 20 urban and 10 rural Victorian secondary schools and seeking to encourage women in STEM. Read More

4 Dec 2018 | National
Innovation and Creativity…IMO News Image

Design has many names. Many ruses. So many different acronyms.  At its heart, though, it seeks to do the same thing, whatever the label. Design is about solving problems. It is about solutions. Testing solutions. Improving solutions. Read More

3 Dec 2018 | Melbourne
New Director for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute News Image

Professor Tim Brown has been named Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, his contributions to Year 12 and tertiary entrance assessments in Victoria and the system for ATAR rank among his achievements. Read More

2 Dec 2018 | National
Education employers can benefit from an untapped talent pool News Image

Businesses are open to employing people with disabilities but many are unsure how to go about it. There’s a huge untapped pool of talented people especially in the education service, social care and healthcare industries. Read More

30 Nov 2018
Abandoning ‘The Age of Manufacture’ concept: How collaboration works for learners and teachers News Image

In his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, (2009) Ken Robinson writes  “Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture.” Read More