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Barefoot Learner Capabilities: How we are developing competencies for the real world

Julia Bevin, Principal, Paekākāriki School

As with many educators I have grappled with the purpose of assessment for some time. It often feels as though we are subjecting our learners to tests and assessments that serve no purpose other than to generate an arbitrary score... Read More

 

17 Oct 2018 | National
Wakakirri announces National Story Dance of the Year winners News Image

Big stories about big issues have been at the forefront of Wakakirri this year, themes explored included reconciliation, environmental conservation and mental health, the winners have now been announced. Read More

17 Oct 2018
New resource teaches kids about periods News Image

Period Talk is Australia’s first education module designed to get kids talking about periods, removing the taboo and embarrassment that has surrounded the subject for so long. Read More

17 Oct 2018 | Melbourne
Big Day In Jr STEAM event News Image

400 primary school students from 13 schools and 35 presenters from the science and tech industry will descend on Malvern Valley Primary School on Thursday 18th October, for the Big Day In Jr. Read More

17 Oct 2018 | NT
Future Careers in STEM Series for 400 Northern Territory Students  News Image

Some 400 NT students will be exposed to career pathways in STEM through the Future Careers in STEM series in October.
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16 Oct 2018 | Australia
1740 students average 10% writing improvement with Seven Steps News Image

Pre- and post-implementation testing by Seven Steps to Writing Success has revealed an average 10% improvement in writing results after 10 weeks use of the writing program. Read More

15 Oct 2018 | NT
School based policing starts again in NT News Image

The Territory Government’s school-based policing program has recommenced, the program focuses on positive youth engagement and the delivery of vital safety education. Read More

15 Oct 2018 | National
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is Women in STEM Ambassador News Image

Award-winning astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith has been selected as Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador.
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15 Oct 2018 | National
Exceptional teaching students helping disadvantaged kids News Image

The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools Program targets the highest performing pre-service teachers and equips them to work in low socio-economic schools. Read More

15 Oct 2018 | Sydney
McAfee hosts first Cyber Security Summit for students News Image

McAfee is hosting Australia’s first dedicated cyber security summit for senior high school and tertiary students on 30th October at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney and it is free. Read More

15 Oct 2018 | Sydney
Taronga Institute of Science & Learning opens News Image

You couldn’t find a more spectacular setting for a zoo and now Taronga in Sydney will host an exceptional new teaching and research facility.
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11 Oct 2018
Timetabler’s tips for elective line generation News Image

The elective line generation process is a critical phase in preparing a timetable. Get it right and you have laid a strong foundation for a great outcome. Get it wrong and there are sure to be headaches along the way. Read More

11 Oct 2018 | National
Anti-Poverty Week 14–20 October 2018 News Image

Hundreds of activities will be held around Australia as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2018. Activities will include launches, forums, workshops, exhibitions, fund-raisers, publications, presentations. Read More