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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

 

1 Aug 2017 | ACT/VIC
Make your move to a healthier school News Image

It's Your Move! started in 2012 as a pilot with three local high schools. Those schools achieved strong results through innovative changes which made it easier for students and teachers to be healthier. Read More

31 Jul 2017 | NSW
New resource website for NSW HSC students News Image

Students sitting the NSW HSC in 2017 will benefit from a new resource website created by academics at CSU. The new website fills the gap left by the closing of an earlier HSC study website. Read More

31 Jul 2017 | SA
600 positions advertised in SA public education News Image

Recruitment has started for more than 400 ongoing teaching and 200 leadership positions in public schools and preschools in SA for 2018, with roles being advertised this week. Read More

31 Jul 2017
Virtual reality program will aid Auslan learning News Image

Auslan is soon to be part of the Australian Curriculum to bring signing into the classroom. SignVR is an interactive Virtual Reality education platform for learning Auslan through a fun and embodied learning experience. Read More

29 Jul 2017 | Australia
Start for NAPLAN online trials News Image

During August and September, schools around the country will be able to assess their readiness to move to NAPLAN Online in 2018. ACARA aims to ensure each school is prepared and has sufficient bandwidth and wireless connectivity. Read More

29 Jul 2017 | NSW
NSW Year 11 students completing NESA critical thinking test News Image

The 2017 trial of the NESA online Critical Thinking test started with around 1000 students sitting the test on the first day. The test assesses skills in Logical Reasoning, Qualitative Analytical Reasoning and Quantitative Analytical Reasoning. Read More

28 Jul 2017 | Australia
‘Noonie and the Missing Bone’ school writing workshops News Image

Casey Hawkins, an ASG NEiTA Awards recipient, is about to set out on a national school tour delivering workshops to help students in Years 1 to 4 to develop their storytelling abilities. Read More

27 Jul 2017 | Australia
New skills needed for 2030 workers News Image

A new report, The New Work Smarts, analysed over 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australian workers across 400 occupations each year to predict the skills and capabilities that will matter most in 2030. Read More

27 Jul 2017 | Australia
Independents should not be singled out for political point scoring News Image

ISCA expresses concern at a growing trend in the public discourse around school funding that focuses on the Independent sector, and more particularly on individual Independent schools, for inappropriate political point scoring. Read More

27 Jul 2017 | QLD
Qld Education Minister re-states no change in RI policy News Image

Controversy swirling around Qld Department of Education Document that warns schools to take "Appropriate action" agains students caught "evangelising' outside class results in denial from Ed Minister Kate Jones. Read More

26 Jul 2017 | Australia
Inaugural $50,000 Matific Games News Image

The Matific Games is free to enter and there’s $50,000 in cash and prizes available including a swag load of goodies from Matific’s sponsors – think drones and other STEAM-type products. Read More

26 Jul 2017 | Australia
AITSL case studies, self assessment and feedback resources now online News Image

AITSL has developed a body of evidence-based products, including video case studies, self-assessment tools and feedback resources, that teachers and school leaders can access through the new AITSL website and apps. Read More