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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

 

15 Mar 2017 | Australia
Science literacy levels remain the same but kids are keen to learn News Image

Australian students’ science literacy levels have remained static since they were last assessed, according to a new report card issued by ACARA. But results of the student survey show that students are interested in learning new things in science. Read More

15 Mar 2017 | Sydney
Edval invites QLD schools to timetabling demos News Image

Schools can learn how Edval timetabling can improve classroom use and save teachers' time at demonstrations on 22 and 23 March at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort and on 22 March at the Mercure Brisbane Read More

12 Mar 2017 | Sydney
Fifth Australian Gallup Student Poll gets underway News Image

Gallup has identified three non-cognitive factors that impact on students – Hope: Ideas and energy we have for the future; Engagement: Involvement in and enthusiasm for school; Wellbeing: How we think about and experience our lives. Read More

10 Mar 2017 | Australia
Quality health and physical education improves academic results News Image

Australia’s peak education bodies are calling for Health and Physical Education needs to be at the forefront of education following recent evidence showing how quality health and physical education can improve academic performance. Read More

10 Mar 2017 | Australia
Australian program reduces bullying in world’s schools News Image

An Australian anti-bullying program now being introduced into the US and other countries is effective because students and teachers helped design and produce it, says the educational researcher who developed it. Read More

10 Mar 2017 | Melbourne
Auditor General scolds VIC Dept of Ed for poor record-keeping News Image

Victorian Auditor General Andrew Green, has cited the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) for poor record-keeping in his March 2017 report to Parliament Managing Public Sector Records. Read More

8 Mar 2017 | Australia
Critics warn parents that NAPLAN is not the whole story News Image

The My School website has been updated with the 2016 results, revealing a wealth of data about schools and how students performed. But critics warn parents to look beyond NAPLAN scores when choosing schools. Read More 

7 Mar 2017 | Australia
Report calls for increased investment in rural VET education News Image

Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to a new report from Community Colleges Australia. Read More

6 Mar 2017 | QLD
Creativity lost in pursuit of top marks in literacy and numeracy News Image

A Brisbane school principal says the Federal Government is missing the point by launching an inquiry into Australia’s innovation challenge while refusing to look at the school system. Read More

2 Mar 2017 | Australia
Comprehensive review into regional education News Image

A comprehensive review of regional education will be conducted with the aim of getting more regional, rural and remote students to be successful at school and go on to further study, training and employment. Read More

1 Mar 2017 | Uni SA
Bilingual education the key to improvement News Image

University of South Australia, Applied Linguistics and international multilingual expert, Assoc Prof Kathleen Heugh, believes that educational competitiveness is associated with students who are proficient in at least two languages. Read More

1 Mar 2017 | Australia
Practical teaching resource to increase support for students with disability News Image

Australian Special Education Principals Association have developed Leading Learning 4 All, a website with resources available to teachers and principals to better support their students with special needs. Read More