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Moving forward: STEM education in a selection of schools in Victoria

Dr Jane Hunter – School of Education University of Technology Sydney

STEM is a hot button issue in education in Australian schools. What does effective integration of the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in teaching and learning look like? How do you assess STEM? Where are the Arts/Humanities in STEM? Perhaps all school education P-12 should just be STEAM? Read More

 

9 Nov 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
ClassCoach Maths tutoring will help rural and remote students News Image

Two UQ Business School MBA Graduates have launched ClassCoach, an online Maths tutoring system with the aim of helping rural and remote school students and young adults that are struggling with Maths and will benefit from one-to-one interactive tutoring. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Adelaide, SA
Carclew to show SA teachers what’s the DEAL with arts News Image

120 primary teachers from 60 South Australian government schools will undertake hands on professional development guided by practicing artists as part of a new program to introduce new and innovative approaches to arts education. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
UNI Qld to host 12-day National Science Forum News Image

Close to 200 Year 12 students will take part in the 12-day National Youth Science Forum in January when The University of Queensland hosts the program for the first time. Read More

7 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Select group of Sydney girls in inaugural Code Next Program News Image

Year 9 and 10 girls from Chatswood High, Mosman School and North Sydney Girls High are taking part in the inaugural Code Next Program. They are learning the fundamentals of coding and design including HTML + CSS and Ruby, a programming language to stimulate computational thinking. Read More

5 Nov 2017 | Canberra, ACT
Terms of Reference for SES score methodology released News Image

The Turnbull Government has released the terms of reference for an independent inquiry into the data and methodology used to determine specific components of Commonwealth funding for non-government schools. Read More

5 Nov 2017
New research reveals young Australia is not thriving News Image

New research by Skillsroad has found that young Australians are not flourishing like they should, in fact they're just 'OK'. The data suggests that average levels of wellbeing are not only affecting them as a individuals but also the bottom line of Australian businesses. Read More

5 Nov 2017
Smart phones in bed linked to insomnia and poor quality sleep News Image

Children are more vulnerable than adults to losing sleep from taking smart phones and tablets to bed, a new study has found. Experts have warned that children are more sensitive to the blue light from electronic screens because their eyes have not yet fully developed. Read More

4 Nov 2017 | Canberra, ACT
Michael Chaney to head National School Resourcing Board News Image

They eight members of the National School Resourcing Board have been announced. Chaired by Dr Michael Chaney, the Board will undertake reviews of different parts of the funding model under the Australian Education Act 2013. The first review will consider how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated Read More

4 Nov 2017 | Australia
Researchers respond to CIS report: Getting the most out of Gonski 2.0 News Image

Early in October, policy think tank, The Centre for Independent Research (CIS) released its report: Getting the most out of Gonski 2.0: The evidence base for school investments on the use of Gonski funding. It tapped into an ongoing debate over phonics, literacy, and behaviour management. Read More

3 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
ACEL 2018 Conference theme is 'Trust your experience – setting the learning agenda' News Image

The venue for next year's Conference is the Melbourne Convention Centre from 3–5 October. The meeting will discuss the process of learning through experience, providing delegates with an opportunity to develop their professional knowledge and apply this knowledge to schools and systems. Read More

3 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Make My Idea winners will have clever concepts prototyped News Image

Make My Idea is a national competition for student inventors. Winners will see their innovative idea transformed into an early stage prototype model, or 3D or 2D design, and have their ideas shown live on YouTube. Read More

3 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
New HSC music program puts Australian composers centre stage News Image

HSC music students and teachers are being given access to the thinking and methods of some of Australia's leading composers in a new program developed by education academics at the University of Technology Sydney. Read More