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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

 

1 Jun 2017 | Australia
Principals lead in raising literacy levels News Image

The Principals as Literacy Leaders program, originally developed and presented by Griffith University, ECU and the ACU in 2009, aimed to improve students’ literacy outcomes by empowering principals to become literacy leaders. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | SA
New teaching roles in SA News Image

The SA government is calling for recent education graduates and current teachers to apply for over 130 ongoing teaching roles. The permanent employment positions have opened in country and metropolitan government schools. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | ACT
ACT Auditor-General releases disappointing school report News Image

ACT Auditor-General has released a report into the ACT's public education system revealing that the territory's schools perform worse than similar schools in other states despite expenditure per student being one of the highest in the country. Read More

31 May 2017 | Adelaide
Prof Gordon Stobart to present at Adelaide events News Image

Leading education expert Prof Gordon Stobart, from the University of London, talks 21st Century learning in Adelaide. Stobart will share his insights with public, independent, and Catholic sector teachers at two events in June. Read More

31 May 2017 | Australia
Using mobiles at night bad for teens News Image

Research conducted by Murdoch and Griffith Universities tracked changes in late-night mobile phone use, sleep, and mental health indicators over three years in a large sample of Australian teens. Read More

30 May 2017 | WA
St Stephen's School now part of Curtin's Innovative Schools Consortium News Image

As part of Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium, St Stephen’s School students will now be able to participate in workshops, and game-based learning to develop new skills and attributes valued by universities and employers. Read More

30 May 2017 | VIC
Breakfast proves to be the most important meal of the day News Image

Since the launch of the program at the start of 2016, School Breakfast Clubs have been providing 50,000 free breakfasts every week at 500 of Victoria’s most disadvantaged schools. Read More

29 May 2017 | NT
Nominations for 2017 NT Education and Care Awards open News Image

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children. Read More

29 May 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 passes the House of Representatives News Image

The Turnbull Government’s schools funding plan, dubbed Gonski 2.0, has passed the House of Representatives despite opposition of all Labor members. Read More

29 May 2017 | VIC
Event: Parent Engagement Conference 6–8 June News Image

From 6-8 June 2017, the Parent Engagement Conference will be jointly hosted by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and national children’s education charity The Smith Family. Read More

28 May 2017 | Melbourne
Parents should be children's first maths teachers News Image

Parents and caregivers need to stop worrying about their maths skills and help young children with maths, just as they do with reading and spelling. The role of parents and caregivers is critical in helping children learn. Read More

27 May 2017 | Australia
Independents' 2017 Snapshot backs measured approach to funding fight News Image

While the manoeuvring continues to swirl around the Birmingham school funding reform plan and Labor state governments, the Opposition, Catholic Education and others are engaged in intense lobbying of the Senate crossbenchers. Read More