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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

 

4 May 2018
More maths focus needed News Image

We’re not doing enough maths. It isn’t being taken up by senior high school students and it isn’t a pre-requisite for a lot of uni courses which always used to require it, resulting in a shortage of properly trained maths professionals. Read More

4 May 2018 | National
Mindfulness for happier schools News Image

Schools will be now able to access Australia’s first dedicated mindfulness curriculum thanks to a collaboration between leading educators, psychologists and mindfulness experts. Read More

3 May 2018 | USA
Grime proofing everything News Image

Grimey, sticky fingers everywhere on everything, germs, viruses it’s enough to make you sick, literally. But thanks to science we’re entering a new age of cleanliness with the discovery of a new anti-everything coating. Read More

2 May 2018 | USA
Mass school shootings highest ever News Image

If it seems that the frequency of high school mass shootings in the US is increasing you would be correct: more people have died or been injured in mass school shootings in the US in the past 18 years than in the entire 20th century. Read More

2 May 2018 | International
Why “Why?” is a good thing News Image

Curiosity may not have worked out well for the cat but it's a good thing when teaching children how to read and do maths and for children from poorer communities, curiosity is even more important for higher academic achievement. Read More

2 May 2018 | Queensland
Walking to school, all good News Image

The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on Queensland kids to put down their iPads and get walking by participating in national Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, 18 May. Read More

2 May 2018 | Victoria
Vic Catholic Education calls funding “a shambles” News Image

A year after Gonski 2.0, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has voiced its opinions about Senator Simon Birmingham’s funding package and it's not happy, to put it mildly. Read More

1 May 2018
Gonski 2.0 responses – academics speak News Image

It’s been out for a few days now and the punditry has weighed in on the ideas that Gonski has forwarded. Predictably, there’s a range of responses varying from the very positive to the very negative. Read More

1 May 2018 | Queensland
Life in the fast lane at The Southport School News Image

The Southport School with Data#3 has implemented a next-generation wireless network, now having the ability to manage more than 3000 different devices for 1600 students, and provide internet access across its 100-acre campus. Read More

30 Apr 2018 | Queensland
Leadership actions matter: It begins with you! News Image

Recent years have brought a crescendo of support for today’s schools to facilitate the development of new skillsets and mindsets that will enable students to thrive amidst the changes and challenges of the 21st century. Read More

30 Apr 2018 | National
Endurance athletes and kids evenly matched News Image

If you have ever felt tired after running around after children it’s with good reason, young children can run around all day without getting tired because their muscles resist fatigue in the same way as elite endurance athletes'.Read More

26 Apr 2018
Careers STEM from school choices News Image

There’s no point telling students that they should get into STEAM careers and then provide no guidance as to subject choice and pathways; too often secondary schools are leaving that job to universities. Read More