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Relationships drive learning, change, behaviour and results

By Ken Avenell

Whether it is in classrooms, schools or systems; organisations are driven by relationships – people matter! Many schools and classrooms claim to be values-driven and publish their values and make them explicit in documents, plans and various marketing messages. Sadly, this does not mean, however, that the professed values guide daily decision-making and predicate personal behaviours. Read More

 

13 Jun 2017 | SA
General capabilities to help with learning and life News Image

The SA Education Department has produced a ‘snapshot’ guide for parents and caregivers to summarise the seven general capabilities students learn throughout their schooling, designed specifically to focus on the jobs of the future. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | QLD
New state high schools in inner-city Brisbane News Image

Two new schools will be built in inner-city Brisbane, with plans for new state high schools in other growth areas including Mt Low in Townsville, North Lakes/Mango Hill north of Brisbane, Calliope near Gladstone and Yarrabilba in South Logan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties News Image

Swinburne University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Specific Learning Difficulties Association Victoria to assist and support the experience of students who live with specific learning difficulties. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | Australia
Students choose careers earlier than previously thought News Image

Targeted higher-education recruitment that reflects school students’ aspirations for particular careers is likely to be more successful in attracting students than looking to raise the aspirations of students in disadvantaged groups. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria News Image

The Victorian state government has released proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria. Families seeking to become registered for home schooling will now need to provide the VRQA with a learning plan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | TAS
AEU: COAG an opportunity to fight funding cuts News Image

The Australian Education Union has released a statement urging Premiers from across the country to use the Council of Australian Governments meeting as an opportunity to voice their opinions on the school funding proposal. Read More

8 Jun 2017 | Melbourne
THRASS Conference will feature leading local educators News Image

The THRASS Institute has announced its first National Conference to be held in Melbourne on 25–26 August. Plenary speakers include Prof Chris Sarra, David Hornsby, Jeff Symms and Denyse Ritchie co-author and developer of THRASS. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | VIC
ResourceSmart Schools Awards News Image

Entries are now open for the ResourceSmart Schools Awards until Monday 31 July 2017. Managed by Sustainability Victoria, the awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
ARIA Music Teacher of The Year Award News Image

ARIA and The Song Room, a national music and arts education organisation have partnered to present the first-ever ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award at the 2017 ARIA Awards in November. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
Help for parents of teens News Image

An Australian service that provides busy parents of teenagers with free, confidential one-on-one parenting help will be launched today by digital mental health service ReachOut Australia. Read More

5 Jun 2017 | UK
Best keep the TV out of the bedroom News Image

A study in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7, were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV. Read More

4 Jun 2017 | Australia
Non-typically developing children benefit from video games News Image

New research shows interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills, encouraging more of these children to participate in sport. Read More