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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

 

27 May 2017 | ACT
Maths Day is fun day News Image

Maths Day 2017 attracted 190 Year 11 and 12 students from New South Wales and the ACT to ANU to take part in maths challenges designed to build teamwork skills and promote a love of maths. Read More

26 May 2017 | Australia
New online resources for Indigenous stories News Image

Reading Australia and WA Indigenous Publisher Magabala Books have released new resources to bring the work of Indigenous authors and illustrators to Australian primary schools. Read More

25 May 2017 | Australia
More dollars promised for Indigenous education in referendum package News Image

In his address to Parliament on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal people, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that there will be an investment of $138 million for the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Read More

25 May 2017 | Australia
AEU in Canberra on Public Education Day News Image

A group of school principals, teachers and education stakeholders were in Canberra on Public Education Day seeking support for the current Gonski needs-based funding agreements. Read More

24 May 2017 | International
PISA report: Aussie kids average in financial literacy News Image

According to a report released by ACER, Australian students achieved an average score of 504 points, significantly above the OECD average of 489 points but lower than the average score of 526 points that Australian students achieved in 2012. Read More

24 May 2017 | NSW
Steer Challenge puts high school students to the test News Image

The annual UniSchools Steer Challenge aims to equip high school students with the skills and knowledge needed to raise a steer, including correct animal care and nutrition procedures. Read More

24 May 2017 | Australia
ISCA appoint Bowers as new Chair News Image

Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcome new Board Chair, Steven Bowers. He takes on the role following five years of service as an ISCA Board Member. Read More

24 May 2017 | NSW
Cereal colour more important than health rating News Image

A study by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney has found that parents are interested in star ratings indicating nutritional value but it’s the colour of the cereal that influenced most. Read More

23 May 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 - no agreement in sight News Image

School funding wars continue with Catholic schools and opposition Labor party strongly opposing the new plan. Last week's Education Council Meeting ended with all Labor state governments and NSW also still opposing the new plan. Read More

22 May 2017 | Australia
Teen reading in the digital age News Image

The Deakin University led project, Teen Reading in the Digital Era, snapshot report from March this year looked at a study on Australian students aged between 11 and 16 years from secondary schools. Read More

22 May 2017 | Australia
IM2C jet lag reduction challenge News Image

IM2C is a mathematical modelling competition that invites teams of up to four students from secondary schools to visualise, understand and apply mathematics to develop an original mathematical model that solves a common problem. Read More

20 May 2017 | Australia
Catholic Education attacks new school funding plan News Image

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)  is reported to have voted to approve a campaign that would involve a grassroots social and main-media blitz across the country with the objective of negotiating a better deal Read More