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Brave new worlds: reflections on the automation of education

Drew Mayhills examines the 'for' and 'against' arguments

The case for automation
Challenged by an ever-expanding workload and increasing levels of public accountability, the continued commitment of teachers and school leaders to exploring ways of optimising efficiencies within core business has never been more important. In this regard, further exploration of automation is an understandable Read More

 

9 Jun 2017 | Australia
Students choose careers earlier than previously thought News Image

Targeted higher-education recruitment that reflects school students’ aspirations for particular careers is likely to be more successful in attracting students than looking to raise the aspirations of students in disadvantaged groups. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria News Image

The Victorian state government has released proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria. Families seeking to become registered for home schooling will now need to provide the VRQA with a learning plan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | TAS
AEU: COAG an opportunity to fight funding cuts News Image

The Australian Education Union has released a statement urging Premiers from across the country to use the Council of Australian Governments meeting as an opportunity to voice their opinions on the school funding proposal. Read More

8 Jun 2017 | Melbourne
THRASS Conference will feature leading local educators News Image

The THRASS Institute has announced its first National Conference to be held in Melbourne on 25–26 August. Plenary speakers include Prof Chris Sarra, David Hornsby, Jeff Symms and Denyse Ritchie co-author and developer of THRASS. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | VIC
ResourceSmart Schools Awards News Image

Entries are now open for the ResourceSmart Schools Awards until Monday 31 July 2017. Managed by Sustainability Victoria, the awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
ARIA Music Teacher of The Year Award News Image

ARIA and The Song Room, a national music and arts education organisation have partnered to present the first-ever ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award at the 2017 ARIA Awards in November. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
Help for parents of teens News Image

An Australian service that provides busy parents of teenagers with free, confidential one-on-one parenting help will be launched today by digital mental health service ReachOut Australia. Read More

5 Jun 2017 | UK
Best keep the TV out of the bedroom News Image

A study in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7, were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV. Read More

4 Jun 2017 | Australia
Non-typically developing children benefit from video games News Image

New research shows interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills, encouraging more of these children to participate in sport. Read More

2 Jun 2017 | VIC
Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular News Image

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 16 September. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | NSW
NSW HSC new options in science News Image

NSW will offer Year 12 high school students a high level science course that allows them to carry out a scientific research project and study with research institutes and universities. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | VIC
Mac.Rob and Stile delivering Gifted Outreach Program News Image

In response to the Department of Education discontinuing the Academic Select Entry Network Gifted and Talented Outreach Program, Mac.Rob and Stile have joined forces to reinvent the initiative’s Gifted Outreach Program. Read More