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The educational and learning value of explicit teaching and worked examples

Dr Ragnar Purje

Explicit teaching can be thought of as being the specific, direct, example talk and presentation that takes place during classroom lessons. This specific directed classroom talk and presentation is just the beginning of what explicit teaching and worked example teaching does. Read More

 

2 May 2018 | International
Why “Why?” is a good thing News Image

Curiosity may not have worked out well for the cat but it's a good thing when teaching children how to read and do maths and for children from poorer communities, curiosity is even more important for higher academic achievement. Read More

2 May 2018 | Queensland
Walking to school, all good News Image

The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on Queensland kids to put down their iPads and get walking by participating in national Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, 18 May. Read More

2 May 2018 | Victoria
Vic Catholic Education calls funding “a shambles” News Image

A year after Gonski 2.0, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has voiced its opinions about Senator Simon Birmingham’s funding package and it's not happy, to put it mildly. Read More

1 May 2018
Gonski 2.0 responses – academics speak News Image

It’s been out for a few days now and the punditry has weighed in on the ideas that Gonski has forwarded. Predictably, there’s a range of responses varying from the very positive to the very negative. Read More

1 May 2018 | Queensland
Life in the fast lane at The Southport School News Image

The Southport School with Data#3 has implemented a next-generation wireless network, now having the ability to manage more than 3000 different devices for 1600 students, and provide internet access across its 100-acre campus. Read More

30 Apr 2018 | Queensland
Leadership actions matter: It begins with you! News Image

Recent years have brought a crescendo of support for today’s schools to facilitate the development of new skillsets and mindsets that will enable students to thrive amidst the changes and challenges of the 21st century. Read More

30 Apr 2018 | National
Endurance athletes and kids evenly matched News Image

If you have ever felt tired after running around after children it’s with good reason, young children can run around all day without getting tired because their muscles resist fatigue in the same way as elite endurance athletes'.Read More

26 Apr 2018
Careers STEM from school choices News Image

There’s no point telling students that they should get into STEAM careers and then provide no guidance as to subject choice and pathways; too often secondary schools are leaving that job to universities. Read More

24 Apr 2018 | USA
Year 10 results critical indicator of future success News Image

Often seen as the last year before things get serious, its looking like Year 10 is a critical time for gauging students’ future success. The worse the results Year 10, the more likely that there would be wider problems. Read More

23 Apr 2018 | National
Tertiary participation at risk of decline News Image

Falling participation levels in tertiary education could put Australia’s future productivity at risk, as post-school qualifications will be essential for most new jobs the latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University warns. Read More

23 Apr 2018 | National
Backyard farmers News Image

As more and more people come along there’s less to go around so we have to be smart, generating food from the home is a great place to start and good gardening practices are at the core of that. Read More

20 Apr 2018 | Tasmania
Creating powerful learning in mathematics News Image

The enduring outcome of STEM education is the students’ ability to discover, create and use foundational knowledge in STEM in real-life, founded in meaningful real-world challenges and integrated within community and culture. Read More