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Self efficacy
Self efficacy
Learning Legacy Program – a positive outcome from a difficult year Strathcona has capitalised on the unprecedented level of responsibility that school students had to embrace during the lockdown.
Leadership
Leadership
More women empowered to lead Australian schools Author, leadership researcher and professional learning facilitator Dr Barbara Watterston will lead the ISQ Women in Leadership Masterclass for about 60 emerging and current female independent school leaders.
Careers
Careers
Improving career development capabilities through Visible Learning Career development is the term that best describes a complex process of managing life, learning and work over the lifespan – Australian Blueprint for Career Development (Miles Morgan, 2010). Proficiency in learning general capabilities such as critical thinking, creative thinking, and collaboration can also be viewed as valuable career-based skills for the 21st century. Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) may suggest that students could explicitly learn these capabilities as part of their classroom learning experience, they would generate greater self-efficacy as life-long learners which would lead to positive career outcomes in the future. The mechanism in which this could happen is via a cross-disciplinary clinical teaching intervention with a focus on the use of feedback.
Nicholas Keskinidis, Santa Maria College, Perth, Western Australia
Climate education
Climate education
Minecraft’s Climate Warriors world Climate Warriors is a new Minecraft world designed to educate about the importance of disaster preparedness.
Hazardous profession
Hazardous profession
Stressed, overworked and threatened: principals unite under new body The Coalition of Australian Principals (CAP) has been created to address the difficult and dangerous nature of the job.
Internet access
Internet access
SpaceX and Starlink $100K grant for better Oz rural school broadband An Australian regional school will get a $100,000 grant to put towards a world-class communications system connecting to Starlink.
Recognition
Recognition
Eight years in the making – pay rise for early childhood teachers The Fair Work Commission handed down a decision supporting pay rises of up to 10 per cent for early childhood teachers.
Precursor
Precursor
The Broken Windows Theory and School Leadership The Broken Windows Theory posits that the deliberate breaking of windows in a community results in societal changes (disorder, fear, withdrawal), which then allows more serious crimes to creep in.
Ray Boyd and Dr Neil MacNeill, principals
Maths
Maths
Scrap the textbooks: why making maths fun is a nationwide priority My kids were born mathematicians. But around the time they started school, their natural affinity for mathematics began to die.
Christopher Hogbin, Global Digital Education Lead 3PLearning.com

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Maths
Maths
Australia's girls' maths team ties best ever result in Europe The Australian team of four girls showed the depth of female maths talent in Australia.
Prevention
Prevention
How can we challenge a conversation if we lack courage? Rachel Downie developed Stymie – harm reporting without fear, the program intends to address our cultural reluctance to speak out when something is wrong.
Race
Race
Conversations on racism need to start in school, but don’t Children can discuss issues of racism in the classroom and with friends, but parents and teachers are actively avoiding these conversations.
Review
Review
Developing Inviting Schools: A Beneficial Framework for Teaching and Leading Purkey, now in his 90s, may yet have more books in him; however, whether he does or not, this book may very well be his magnum opus.
Reviewed by John J. Ivers, Brigham Young University Idaho
Curriculum
Curriculum
Making a nationally relevant curriculum for 2021 and beyond Further review of the education sector should address these key issues.
Greg O'Connor, Education and Technology Lead at Texthelp AsiaPacific
Security
Security
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Improving career development capabilities through Visible Learning
Nicholas Keskinidis, Santa Maria College, Perth, Western Australia
Developing Inviting Schools: A Beneficial Framework for Teaching and Leading
Reviewed by John J. Ivers, Brigham Young University Idaho
Making a nationally relevant curriculum for 2021 and beyond
Greg O'Connor, Education and Technology Lead at Texthelp AsiaPacific