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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

 

27 Feb 2018 | USA
The best predictor of student success is… News Image

The best way to predict a student’s success in later life isn’t their exam results or their NAPLAN score, it’s their attitude and their grasp of the basics according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
New upgrades for historic school in Port Melbourne News Image

Work is set to begin on a new $5.4 million upgrade of Port Melbourne Primary School. The upgrade includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium, with indoor basketball and netball courts and the local community will have access to the facilities. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Victoria
$5.7m upgrade underway at Warragul Regional College News Image

Students across the Warragul region will soon be enjoying new facilities with a major upgrade at the Warragul Regional College which is one of the oldest secondary schools in Australia. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Call for Gallup Student Poll 2018 registration News Image

The 2018 Australia/NZ Gallup Student Poll is open for registration. This  poll surveys ANZ Students in Years 5–13 on non-cognitive measures like hope, well-being, engagement, entrepreneurial aspiration and career and financial literacy. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Australian schools get resources from Woolworths Earn & Learn  News Image

Aussie schools and early learning centres are set to receive more than 300,000 vital education resources from this week, with Woolworths store managers delivering equipment as part of the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Read More

23 Feb 2018
Tech and agriculture entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students News Image

Increasingly technology has become essential to how our food is grown and AgriFutures™ startup.business teaches school kids in regional Australia to solve problems facing agriculture with innovation and entrepreneurialism. Read More

23 Feb 2018 | Perth
Data and equity make learning visible: an Invitational Road Map News Image

John Young, Principal of Clarkson Community High School, has seen the difference visible learning makes. An emphasis on research and data has focused teachers’ attention on the why, how and what of accelerating student learning. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | South Australia
SA business and education working together on STEAM News Image

It looks like education and industry are beginning to work together on the direction that STEAM education will take if the SMARTSchool which opened this week on the University of South Australia’s Magill Campus is any indication. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Sydney
Union says link between NAPLAN and HSC must go News Image

The criticism of NAPLAN continues apace with the IEUA NSW/ACT calling on NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to rethink the link between NAPLAN results and the award of the Higher School Certificate. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge kicks off for 2018 News Image

Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2018 is expected to attract 250,000 eager readers this year, it’s a good program having been the catalyst for millions of books read by kids in the state. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Sydney
BYOD/CYOD for Schools: Implement The Right Way News Image

Bring your own device or choose your own device (BYOD/CYOD) initially gained popularity in the corporate world, with workers using their personal devices such as tablets and mobile phones for work and schools are following suit. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Ballarat
10,000 students now have access to tech school in central Victoria News Image

The new Ballarat Tech School has opened, giving students from 15 secondary schools in Ballarat access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs. Read More