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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

 

12 May 2017 | International
Less TV for preps better for secondary communication skills News Image

A study has found that children who watch less than three hours of TV a day when they start primary school are more likely to communicate their ideas effectively when they move on to secondary school. Read More

11 May 2017 | Australia
Nominations open for John Laing Professional Development Awards News Image

PAI has launched the John Laing Professional Development Awards 2017 to acknowledge principals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in providing professional learning in schools. Nominations close 31 July. Read More

11 May 2017 | Australia
NAPLAN embargo ends 19 May News Image

NAPLAN testing concludes 11 May. An embargo on NAPLAN test material will be in place until close of business on Friday 19 May, to allow for any catch-up tests to be undertaken. Read More

10 May 2017 | Australia
Federal budget 2017: Education News Image

Education Minister Simon Birmingham believes "this budget will provide all children and students with opportunities to access quality early learning, schooling, higher education or vocational education and training." Read More

10 May 2017 | Australia
AEU says previous Gonski plan better News Image

AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe believes the Federal Budget 2017 confirms schools will be $22 billion worse off over the next 10 years than they would be under the previous Gonski agreements. Read More

10 May 2017 | NSW
Passion for indigenous language leads to national award News Image

Dr John Giacon has won the Patji-Dawes award, Australia’s premier award for language teaching, which recognises achievements in language teaching in primary, secondary school, university, language schools or language centres. Read More

9 May 2017 | Australia
1.1 million students sit NAPLAN this week News Image

1.1 million students will be completing NAPLAN in its paper-based format this week. Schools will commence the transition to NAPLAN Online in 2018, with an opportunity to use the new technology in August and September this year. Read More

9 May 2017 | VIC
MIFF Schools program News Image

Previously known as the Next Gen section Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has introduced the MIFF Schools program, which entails eight films selected for school students screening July to August. Read More

9 May 2017 | Australia
New resources to support VET in secondary schools News Image

Schools, training providers, parents and students will benefit from a series of new videos and case studies that highlight best practise in delivering VET in secondary schools. Read More

8 May 2017 | QLD
Study: Lower NAPLAN scores could be result of eye problems News Image

Research from QUT has found that approximately 30 per cent of tested Year 3 students were identified as potentially having uncorrected eye problems. These students were found to have lower NAPLAN scores. Read More

5 May 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 angers Catholic Education News Image

The National Catholic Education Commission is seeking talks with Government over detail of the new education funding announcement. Education Minister Birmingham commented that he will not be favouring one sector over another. Read More

5 May 2017 | Australia
Rural students disadvantaged in NAPLAN testing News Image

NAPLAN testing needs to be modified to be less discriminatory for rural students, says the University of Canberra’s Dr Philip Roberts, as some of the questions are metropolitan-focused. Read More