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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

 

22 May 2017 | Australia
Teen reading in the digital age News Image

The Deakin University led project, Teen Reading in the Digital Era, snapshot report from March this year looked at a study on Australian students aged between 11 and 16 years from secondary schools. Read More

22 May 2017 | Australia
IM2C jet lag reduction challenge News Image

IM2C is a mathematical modelling competition that invites teams of up to four students from secondary schools to visualise, understand and apply mathematics to develop an original mathematical model that solves a common problem. Read More

20 May 2017 | Australia
Catholic Education attacks new school funding plan News Image

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)  is reported to have voted to approve a campaign that would involve a grassroots social and main-media blitz across the country with the objective of negotiating a better deal Read More

19 May 2017 | Australia
Adults don't know how to treat an allergic reaction News Image

New research reveals four out of five Australian adults wouldn't be able to recognise if someone was having a potentially fatal allergic reaction and the majority wouldn't know how to help. Read More

18 May 2017 | SA
Chinese language experience for third year SA trainees News Image

Sixteen UniSA third year Bachelor of Education students undertake international pre-service teaching placements in China to further develop their teaching skills and cultural understanding. Read More

17 May 2017 | Australia
Sporty kids have physically active parents who volunteer in sports News Image

New data released today by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) highlights the strong link between physically active parents and their children's involvement in sport and their physical development Read More

16 May 2017 | NSW
Long term need for demountables in growing NSW state schools News Image

Documents released under FOI have revealed that one in 10 classrooms in NSW schools are demountable and more than a third have been in place for over a decade. Read More

16 May 2017 | WA
Teens cope better with their friends News Image

Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test. Read More

16 May 2017 | VIC
More Victorian families don't send kids to local schools News Image

A recent report by the Victorian Auditor–General Office has revealed more than half of parents are choosing to send their children to government schools outside their designated neighbourhood school's catchment. Read More

15 May 2017 | Australia
Aussie kids second last on scorecard for physical activity News Image

The Pedestrian Council of Australia's National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 19 May is an opportunity for families to create new healthy and active routines for children and even set a lifelong habit change. Read More

15 May 2017 | Australia
Study: reduced exposure to pokies needed for children News Image

A study examining kids' attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older, due to exposure at dining venues with pokies in them. Read More

12 May 2017 | NSW
NSW Teachers Federation welcomes Labor's budget reply News Image

NSW Teachers Federation believes NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding and welcomes Labor’s budget reply announcement of greater investment in public schools and TAFE. Read More