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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

 

19 Nov 2018 | USA
Light activity and video games are fine after recent concussion News Image

Revised for the first time in eight years The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) concussion recommendations reverses much of what was previously thought. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | International
Exclusion is counterproductive News Image

When students are very bad they face suspension or expulsion but being excluded from school means there is no opportunity for them to improve themselves and perhaps worsens their situation. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | National
Nowhere to run for cheaters News Image

While it’s prevalent at universities, cheaters’ days might be numbered as markers have shown themselves to be adept at indentifying which assignments are not the work of the student and the ability improves with training. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | NSW
Surf Lifesavers head Bush News Image

Over 6000 youngsters will get a taste of the beach when the 25th annual Beach to Bush program rolls into towns including Tamworth, Lismore, West Wyalong, Young, Moree, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Canberra. Read More

13 Nov 2018 | National
Catholic School Principals plan for future News Image

As the current crop of Catholic School Principals retires there’s concern that no one is stepping up to the plate, the Catholic Schools’ Middle Leadership Program addresses the development of new leaders. Read More

13 Nov 2018
Students asked which anti-smoking ads work best News Image

Quit Victoria’s annual Critics’ Choice initiative invites students to appraise anti-smoking ads and high school students are being called upon to get involved.
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13 Nov 2018 | National
Program sees autistic toddlers thrive in mainstream kinder News Image

Toddlers with autism can thrive in normal kindergarten environments if provided with the correct scaffolding and La Trobe University’s Group-Early Start Denver Model (G-ESDM) looks to be one intervention that works well. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Students sing their Songs of Belonging with Opera Queensland’s help News Image

Yeronga State High School in inner-south Brisbane school has partnered with Opera Queensland to develop a stripped back opera to spotlight the stories and vocal abilities of its diverse student body. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | National
Think you’re a Sphero hero? News Image

Sphero’s been a hit with Aussie educators and the company behind the programmable rolling robot are giving them a chance to strut their stuff.
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12 Nov 2018 | National
National Archives presents the WW1 aftermath online News Image

With Armistice Day just passed its timely to reflect on the lives of people after the war ended, how they reacted when they came home, rebuilt lives, careers and relationships. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
Year 9 students have a year at Ivanhoe Grammar School’s University News Image

Ivanhoe Grammar students will be given a taste of university life for a year commencing in 2019 building upon the school’s successful short-term program which ran for 10 years. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Expanded Qld disciplinary powers harmful News Image

Legislation expanding Queensland principals’ disciplinary powers was intended to decrease the number of suspensions and exclusions but has had the opposite effect. Read More