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The educational and learning value of explicit teaching and worked examples

Dr Ragnar Purje

Explicit teaching can be thought of as being the specific, direct, example talk and presentation that takes place during classroom lessons. This specific directed classroom talk and presentation is just the beginning of what explicit teaching and worked example teaching does. Read More

 

20 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
$4m nature play space opens at Sydney's Centennial Parklands News Image

The highly anticipated Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden has officially opened in Centennial Parklands.The Garden is designed to be an outdoor learning experience for children aged 2-12, of all abilities and backgrounds. It is made up of dry creek beds, an Artesian water play area, bamboo forest, tunnels, turtle mounds Read More

19 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Teachers TV software allows real-time student teacher assessment News Image

Macquarie University and the Teachers TV Foundation have announced the success of a trial of 'Teaching Teams' which turns the cameras on teacher education students to improve their teaching techniques and effectiveness. The trial incorporated the 'Teaching Teams' technology into the course assessment. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Australia
CIS urges better targeting for $23.5b Gonski 2.0 money News Image

Australian schools should use the extra Gonski 2.0 funding to improve early literacy and numeracy, give teachers fewer classes and more time outside the classroom, and provide classroom management training for teachers, new research from the Centre for Independent Studies finds. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Automarking 'methodologically flawed and massively incomplete' News Image

The NSW Teachers Federation claims that ACARA is rushing through with plans to have robots mark next year’s NAPLAN tests despite their justifications being discredited by world-leading research. A report by Dr Les Perelman from MIT describes the plan as 'methodologically flawed and massively incomplete'. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Monash Children’s Hospital School opens News Image

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Parents want more life skills to be taught in school News Image

Parents want their children to have access to a ‘holistic education’ but cultural influences, location and income all play a role in their expectations, a study from ASG and Monash University  has revealed. Read More

15 Oct 2017
Nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards announced News Image

ARIA has announced the nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music across all categories, including the inaugural ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, presented in conjunction with The Song Room and sponsored by Telstra. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Tertiary degrees not translating to work News Image

The 2018 edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that while universities around the country are providing a high-quality experience for students, it’s not translating to graduate jobs... when it comes to life after university, the employment outcomes are not as positive Read More 

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Primary students need to learn the value of money News Image

Dr Carly Sawatzki works with teacher associations and schools to help teachers develop financial literacy lessons. She says that students need to learn about financial issues, beyond accounting for their pocket money to make sense of and participate in the world. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Trained literacy leaders to boost student performance in Victoria News Image

Literacy Leader Induction Workshops will be set up in 44 centres across Victoria. Delivered by the Bastow Institute of Education Leadership, the workshops will help principals and teachers boost the performance of their students. Read More

15 Oct 2017
Trade training can pay off with higher income than uni News Image

School leavers are going to university based on the idea that this is the only way to a secure future. But more times than not, they would be better suited to doing something they’re truly interested in, earning while they learn, and with little or no debt at the end of their training. Read More

8 Oct 2017
New digital wellbeing platform will aid parents facing youth mental health problems News Image

SchoolTV, an award-winning digital content platform designed to deliver mental health information to parents via schools, is available now. Fronted by leading child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, the platform delivers multi-media based resources on how parents can prevent Read More