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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

 

29 Aug 2018 | Victoria
Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists announced News Image

Four finalists have been nominated  for the Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards for projects focusing on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
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29 Aug 2018 | National
Narrow curriculum obsession is 'playing with future of children' News Image

An obsession with NAPLAN testing is narrowing the curriculum focus as literacy and numeracy are best learned in meaningful contexts according to CQUniversity Professor Ken Purnell. Read More

28 Aug 2018 | National
Brain plasticity. The good news, the bad news, and the good news News Image

The ability for the brain to rewire itself, is, of course good news. However, the brain’s ability to rewire itself has what may be thought of as having a ‘sting in the tail.’Read More

28 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN another year, not much change News Image

The release of NAPLAN results this year occurred with little fanfare and that has much to do with the very modest results achieved.
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28 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN results are in – but what does NAPLAN result in? News Image

Prof Beryl Exley says discussion needs to move beyond NAPLAN results to the impact of NAPLAN on children’s education and Assoc Prof Jihyun Lee says the government should better explain it's purpose. Read More

28 Aug 2018 | National
New board to be appointed to PAI News Image

The current Principals Australia Institute (PAI) Board will resign on September 27th and the members, APPA and ASPA will appoint a new board of directors.
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27 Aug 2018 | Vic
Victoria’s closer look at school career development News Image

One of the points of education is eventually finding gainful employment and the process should begin in high school. Victoria’s government has recognised that. Read More

27 Aug 2018 | ACT
Resources don’t mean success for ACT students News Image

You would think that Canberra’s population of politicians and government workers would translate into a high achieving school system but it hasn’t.
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27 Aug 2018 | Queensland
Brissie teachers among world's best tech educators News Image

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Program is a big deal; it recognises educators globally who have used technology to realise better student outcomes. Read More

26 Aug 2018 | National
Education funding agreement on hold as new PM appoints Dan Tehan to Education News Image

The Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has been appointed Minister for Education and Training as part of a Cabinet reshuffle announced on Sunday by new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read More

26 Aug 2018 | National
New minister faces old NAPLAN problems News Image

He hasn't been in the job two days but new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan is fielding criticism regarding NAPLAN with the AEU declaring the 2018 results fatally flawed. Read More

23 Aug 2018 | National
New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms News Image

Democracy is easily taken for granted but sorely missed if it is taken away and some new resources for Years 7 to 10 explore the nature and origins of our democratic freedoms. Read More