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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

 

8 Aug 2017 | SA
$450,000 funding for Adelaide Crows Growing with Gratitude program News Image

The SA Government will provide $450,000 over three years to the Adelaide Crows to expand the Growing with Gratitude health and wellbeing program for school children, with a particular focus on regional areas. Read More

5 Aug 2017 | VIC
New Bendigo Tech Director announced News Image

Graeme Wiggins will be the new Bendigo Tech School Director starting on September 4, coming straight from Canberra Grammar School, where he is currently Head of Art, Design and Technology. Read More

5 Aug 2017 | Australia
Primary school children should play in mixed sport teams News Image

New research from the Faculty of Health Sciences finds that girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, suggesting mixed sporting teams would be better in primary school. Read More

4 Aug 2017 | Australia
For better NAPLAN results... eat all of your veggies News Image

A recent study has found that students who eat more vegetables with dinner were more likely to get higher NAPLAN test scores in the domains of spelling and writing. Read More

4 Aug 2017 | Australia
Nine tips to keep students and staff safe on school trips News Image

Educational institutions have a duty of care for staff and students and and need to be aware of the importance of knowing everyone's whereabouts while on a school trip.Read More

4 Aug 2017 | Australia
Tri-Nations Maths Challenge launched News Image

Registrations are now open for Mathletics’ first Tri-Nations Challenge. The free to enter Mathletics competition between schools from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will take place online from 14-20 August. Read More

3 Aug 2017 | Australia
National Science Week 12-20 August News Image

This year marks National Science Week’s 20th birthday. Running from 12-20 August, the theme is Future Earth. Future Earth launched in 2015 and is a major 10-year international initiative to advance global sustainability science. Read More

3 Aug 2017 | Australia
World record breaking coding event News Image

Students across Australia can participate in Moonhack by taking part in computer coding exercises on the night of August 15. This year, Moonhack will be part of the 20th anniversary of National Science Week. Read More

2 Aug 2017 | Sydney
2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards open News Image

Applications are now open for the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards. Six scholarships valued at $5,000 each will be awarded to NGS Fund members to help them undertake a professional development course, project, or study tour of their choice. Read More

2 Aug 2017 | Australia
NAPLAN 2017 preliminary results flatline News Image

The 2017 preliminary NAPLAN results point to an increase in reading scores of 0.72 per cent since last year, a decrease in writing scores of -0.55 per cent and an increase in numeracy of 0.81 per cent across all year levels. Read More

2 Aug 2017
Matific scores two wins at SIIA CODiE Awards News Image

Matific, the popular online maths resource for primary school students, has won two awards at the International SIIA CODiE Awards in San Francisco, for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution and Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution. Read More

2 Aug 2017 | VIC
New schools in VIC News Image

The Victorian Government is building 56 new schools and has more than 1,000 school upgrades planned. Updates on the projects are available through the Victorian School Building Authority. Read More