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What is Groupthink?

Beware the dangers of consensus decision making  – Dennis Sleigh

We know a lot about American President John F Kennedy but do we know about his greatest error and his greatest success: the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis? The former, which occurred in the early stages of Kennedy’s presidency (April 1961), has been described as the “worst decision he had ever made” (MT Hansen, 2013) and the latter, only 18 months later, as “one of the most definitive moments of the 20th century” 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

15 Mar 2017 | Australia
Maths is in fashion News Image

Three female engineers from Melbourne have developed an app to improve Australia’s academic results in senior school while giving students an understanding of how maths applies in the workforce. Read More

14 Mar 2017 | Australia
New evidence to suggest mindfulness can be harmful News Image

Dr Leigh Burrows, Senior Lecturer in Flinders University’s School of Education, says that teachers should be experienced mindfulness practitioners who know how to adapt activities for vulnerable students before they teach or offer mindfulness. 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

2 Mar 2017 | Australia
Gonski goes on tour News Image

Since starting in 2014, the needs-based Gonski funding model may be discontinued after 2017. The AEU has gone on a tour in the "I give a Gonski" bus to promote its success stories. Read More