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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

 

4 Oct 2018 | International
Bookish homes enhance literacy everywhere News Image

The effect of having lots of books around adolescents is profound, even those who didn’t go on to higher education experienced better literacy levels because of their exposure to books. Read More

4 Oct 2018 | National
Winners of the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards announced News Image

NGS Super has announced the winners of the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which encourage the betterment of those in the independent education sector. Read More

3 Oct 2018 | National
How to end the school funding blame game News Image

The Independent Education Union has entered the current public debate around school funding by restating its commitment to needs based funding for all Australian schools. Read More

3 Oct 2018 | National
Two years of preschool for smarter Australia News Image

Providing two years of preschool for all children could boost our entire education system and later the economy Mitchell Institute at Victoria University Director, Megan O’Connell says. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | Adelaide
Take geoscience education “beyond dinosaurs and volcanoes” News Image

Australians are to be urged later this month to move their thinking beyond dinosaurs and volcanoes when it comes to appreciating just how much their modern day lives are being impacted by the geosciences. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | Victoria
Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls to make coding more accessible News Image

Technology startup, Code Like a Girl, has today launched its Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls – a mobile, pop-up classroom which aims to make coding more accessible. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | National
Suicides in young people up 10% News Image

The ABS has released its 2017 causes of death report and has revealed that suicide was the leading cause of death for young people aged between 5–17 years of age. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | National
Feedback essential for better writing News Image

Student writing skills have declined by nearly 24 points since 2011 according to the latest NAPLAN results data and formative feedback is an essential tool in developing core writing skills for life. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | South Australia
Aboriginal students graduate in record numbers News Image

SAASTA is a educational program that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students with skills, learning and development opportunities and given the results it has achieved it seems to be worth continuing. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | NSW
Success in life after exams News Image

Based on the successful pilot in two schools in 2017, the XVenture Schools Program launched in 11 Sydney schools  building confidence, emotional intelligence, resilience and leadership skills in students in years 10 and 11. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | National
Girls’ and boys’ STEM ability similar study reveals News Image

Girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM – including those at the top of the class says a new study led by UNSW Sydney PhD student Rose O’Dea, exploring patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | Canberra
High-tech jobs pathway for girls News Image

The Girls in STEM Toolkit will encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by introducing them to the range of professions within the area. Read More