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Remote indigenous kids excited about 'powerhouse' teaching approach

The creator of Responsibility Theory CQUniversity Alumnus Dr Ragnar Purje says his ‘Powerhouse’ teaching tool has been generating enthusiasm in a remote Indigenous community in outback Queensland. Responsibility Theory is an immersive, systematic, self-talk sequence learning method of teaching where the students learn about the real power they have which resides in their brain, their powerhouse. Read More

 

9 May 2018 | Finalns
Help with homework no help News Image

You can help a kid with their homework but there are ways to do it; too much help is a detriment to their development of persistence and self-reliance. As the children showed persistence more opportunities for autonomous work were given. Read More

9 May 2018 | USA
Class clowns have short careers News Image

They’re the stars of the class and playground, but their careers are brief. In Year 1 and 2 class clowns are the most sought after playmates and the centre of attention, but by Year 3 things change. Read More

8 May 2018 | Melbourne
A night at the opera comes to classrooms News Image

Primary school students in Victoria will be able to have an intimate look at one of our better regarded operatic companies as Victorian Opera launches its new digital education series. Read More

7 May 2018
Big problem, shrimpy solution News Image

A bright idea and some mentoring will take 15-year-old Angelina Arora all the way to the USA; Arora’s shrimp bioplastic will be representing Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh. Read More

7 May 2018 | NSW
Creativity needs to be taught, but how? News Image

As much as maths and science skills, creativity to harness them and put them to work has been put at a premium if we’re to thrive, but how is creativity taught or encouraged? Read More

4 May 2018
More maths focus needed News Image

We’re not doing enough maths. It isn’t being taken up by senior high school students and it isn’t a pre-requisite for a lot of uni courses which always used to require it, resulting in a shortage of properly trained maths professionals. Read More

4 May 2018 | National
Mindfulness for happier schools News Image

Schools will be now able to access Australia’s first dedicated mindfulness curriculum thanks to a collaboration between leading educators, psychologists and mindfulness experts. Read More

3 May 2018 | USA
Grime proofing everything News Image

Grimey, sticky fingers everywhere on everything, germs, viruses it’s enough to make you sick, literally. But thanks to science we’re entering a new age of cleanliness with the discovery of a new anti-everything coating. Read More

2 May 2018 | USA
Mass school shootings highest ever News Image

If it seems that the frequency of high school mass shootings in the US is increasing you would be correct: more people have died or been injured in mass school shootings in the US in the past 18 years than in the entire 20th century. 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