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Measuring the Teaching and Learning Journey

John Hattie and Arran Hamilton

High-stakes assessment has been an important rite of passage throughout much of human history. Many ancient cultures and tribal societies required their young to undertake risky and painful quests to make the transition to adulthood. We continue to deploy this rite of passage in the form of national school leaver examinations today. Read More

 

10 Jul 2018 | National
$15,000 Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy News Image

Who says teaching doesn’t pay? The Copyright Agency has announced the first-ever Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy worth $15,000. Read More

10 Jul 2018 | National
Young songwriter to win TV exposure News Image

Competition gives young songwriter the opportunity to have an original song featured in the internationally broadcast series XVenture Family Challenge set to be broadcast early next year. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | National
School’s out on SES funding News Image

There has been a lot of concern around the rethinking of SES scores but the government is keen to stress that the process is in its early stages.
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9 Jul 2018
Kids can win cash with the ATO’s Tax, Super + You Competition News Image

It probably isn’t a great idea to be too creative with your taxes but that’s not the case with The Australian Taxation Office’s 2018 Tax, Super +You competition, with entries exploring how tax and/or super contributes to the community. Read More

9 Jul 2018
STEM experts in every school? Maybe News Image

The federal government plan to ensure every Australian school has at least one teacher specialised in mathematics or science is a good idea that might well remain so. Read More

9 Jul 2018
Birmingham’s STEM solution shortcut a thought-bubble  News Image

Simon Birmingham’s solution to fix shrinking school student STEM enrolments fails to address the real issue of having a comprehensive plan to fix teacher shortages. Read More

9 Jul 2018
New generation of ‘Namby-Pamby’ kids about to drop News Image

So millennial bashing has become a national sport, the avo munching, fedora wearing, non-driving or moving out of home snowflakes that they are, but if you thought that generation was a bit soft wait for the next. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | NSW
Sydney Water opens 2018 Community Grants News Image

Sydney Water has announced its generous community grants program with a total of $80,000 to be awarded. Grassroots community organisations working on initiatives or projects across greater Sydney are encouraged to apply. Read More

6 Jul 2018 | National
Don't rush SES changes News Image

If there are changes to be made to the way SES is calculated following the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) review, rigorous testing and observation should be carried out before anything is done. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | Melbourne
St. Bernard’s Primary finds evidence boosts learning News Image

It took some doing, but by taking time to have a good look at what was happening at St. Bernard’s Primary in Melbourne, the school has set itself on course for a more responsive, informed way of teaching and learning. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | International
Cyberbullies tracked and smashed with new tool News Image

Nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram can be tracked and smashed with a new digital tool which can scan massive amounts of social media data, sending alerts to parents or network administrators. Read More

5 Jul 2018
Six $5000 NGS Super Scholarship Awards to be won News Image

Applications are now open for the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which offers six $5000 scholarships to its members working in independent education. Winners can undertake professional development or a project or initiative. Read More