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Brave new worlds: reflections on the automation of education

Drew Mayhills examines the 'for' and 'against' arguments

The case for automation
Challenged by an ever-expanding workload and increasing levels of public accountability, the continued commitment of teachers and school leaders to exploring ways of optimising efficiencies within core business has never been more important. In this regard, further exploration of automation is an understandable Read More

 

16 Aug 2017 | TAS
TAS Gov backflips on lowering school starting age News Image

The Tasmanian Government has backflipped on its proposal to lower the school starting age to 4.5 years and instead will provide an extra year of pre-school for vulnerable or disadvantaged children.  Read More

16 Aug 2017 | QLD
Drone flying lessons for QLD students during National Science Week News Image

Year 5 and 6 students from 33 QLD schools have received training and experience in flying drones during National Science Week. The Drone Experience included a presentation on real-world applications and a hands-on flying challenge. Read More

14 Aug 2017 | VIC
VIC Ombudsman: government schools exclusions process riddled with gaps News Image

Tabling an Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions in Parliament, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass said children as young as five and six are being excluded from government schools in a process riddled with gaps. Read More 

14 Aug 2017 | NT
NT 2017 school survey News Image

Students, families and staff of Northern Territory schools are invited to participate in the 2017 School Survey, to provide feedback on what schools are doing well and where they can improve. Read More

12 Aug 2017 | VIC
New cleaning contracts in VIC schools News Image

After multiple investigations over the past 12 months of cleaning staff being underpaid and mistreated while working in government schools, the Victorian Government has announced a complete overhaul of cleaner procurement. Read More

11 Aug 2017 | WA
Perth Steiner School principal quits as second student develops Measles News Image

Nr Jean-Michel David has resigned from his position as principal of the Perth Waldorf School following a possible outbreak of Measles at the school where a second student has been infected. Read More

11 Aug 2017 | NT
Write a letter... receive a letter: learning by writing letters earns a royal reply News Image

Learning literacy through writing letters is paying off for the Manyallaluk school students, with replies received from Buckingham Palace and the Essendon Football Club. Read More

10 Aug 2017 | SA
SA introduces tougher penalties for offensive behaviour in schools News Image

There will be tougher penalties to anyone who behaves in an offensive or abusive manner on school grounds, under proposed changes in the Education and Children’s Services Bill 2017. Read More

10 Aug 2017 | VIC
Former VIC primary school principal sentenced following IBAC investigation News Image

A former Victorian primary school principal has been convicted and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond following an investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct by senior officers of the Department of Education and Training. Read More

10 Aug 2017 | NSW
Dancers kick off NSW HSC exams News Image

The first 2017 HSC performance exams in NSW have started with Stage 6 subject – Dance. Around 1000 Dance students will perform over the coming weeks, along with almost 5000 Drama students and nearly 6000 Music students. Read More

9 Aug 2017 | QLD
Growing Tall Poppies aims to encourage QLD girls to study STEM subjects News Image

Former Emmaus College Rockhampton student, Claire Cranitch is hoping to have more Queensland schoolgirls involved in Physics in her role as Griffith University’s event coordinator of the national Growing Tall Poppies program. Read More

9 Aug 2017 | QLD
Children not OK with peers' anti-social behaviour News Image

A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Matti Wilks found that children aged 7–8 see antisocial behaviour as an important influence on their social groups. Read More