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We need to share STEAM data and knowledge

The edict to go forth and STEAM has been delivered but it could be much more effective with increased data and interchange of results and ideas.
   The Optimising STEAM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation report says that while there are hundreds of STEAM initiatives being implemented there is no information being gathered and disseminated as to what's been achieved. Read More

 

3 Apr 2018 | Paris
Trinity flautist first Australian at elite Paris music school News Image

Overachieving 2017 Trinity graduate Brian Kim is the first Australian flautist ever to be accepted for under graduate study at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Read More

3 Apr 2018 | USA
Sleepy students improve grades with individual schedules News Image

Do you have a night owl or a daytime finch or maybe a morning lark in your class? Whichever category students fall into has big implications for their performance. Read More

1 Apr 2018 | International
Why good teachers leave the profession News Image

Teachers leave the profession regularly, especially the good ones, money is one reason, but it isn’t the primary one, the most significant reason teachers gave for leaving their last job was career advancement or development. Read More

31 Mar 2018 | National
Boys’ club leads to bullying of females in schools News Image

Around half of female teachers say that they’ve experienced discrimination in schools which isn’t great, but on the upside around half also reported that they’re happy enough in their jobs. Read More

30 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Teacher registration changed to consider child safety News Image

An independent review into the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has seen children’s safety placed front and centre when assessing prospective teachers’ suitability for the profession. Read More

29 Mar 2018 | Western Australia
Cancer researcher and entrepreneur win indigenous STEM awards News Image

A cancer researcher and Gunditjmara woman, Dr Jenkins took out the STEM Professional Career Achievement Award at the second Indigenous STEM Awards, announced at a ceremony in Wiluna, Western Australia. Read More

28 Mar 2018 | Queensland
Young teachers lack support, so they leave News Image

It's a hard life being a young teacher, your employment is insecure, you get little support and as a consequence, many throw their hands up and leave for a different profession. Read More

28 Mar 2018
Attendance leads to achievement News Image

If children don’t go to school regularly, their academic careers and futures look shakey, it’s one of those simple but profound realisations that can lead to better outcomes for students if policy is framed in the right way. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australia’s brightest young historians recognised News Image

The first world war was a terrible period generally and the worst year was probably 2017, an idea which the 16 winners and runners-up in the 2018 Simpson Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious history competitions, explored this year. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australian team announcement for the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad News Image

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) will announce the first ever team of Australian school-aged girls to participate at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) imminently. Read More

24 Mar 2018 | National
Streaming is bad for slower students News Image

We do it as a matter of course, but streaming students looks more and more like it’s detrimental to slower students. But doing away with streaming isn’t the answer as less accomplished students progress best through structured instruction. Read More

24 Mar 2018 | National
Tests texts too taxing? News Image

We were always taught to answer the question in tests but it looks like understanding the question is often a problem in of itself and inaccessible instructions pose an obstacle to all students’ achievement. Read More