Education Today
Education Today
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NAPLAN
NAPLAN
What a new national assessment system looks like The Gonski Insitiute offers an alternative vision of NAPLAN.
Perform
Perform
Wakakirri Arts Festival wins National Excellence in Education Award Wakakirri was recognised by the Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association (APATA) for their contribution to performing arts education in schools.
Fear
Fear
Fear: Giving voice to the silent victims of violence in schools With bullying being a key topic in every school, children's literature often promotes stories of defeating bullies at their own games. That does not always happen, and not every student can morph into the Karate Kid. This article is focussed on the unfortunate childhood witnesses of violence who are not physically injured, but nonetheless experience fear for their own safety. This experienced violence can happen at home, at school, and at the shops. In fact, it can happen anywhere. However, without exhibiting bleeding wounds or bruises, or severe shock, these child victims are usually overlooked as the more "serious" cases, the immediate victim and the perpetrator, are triaged by rushing school staff.
Dr Neil MacNeill and Ray Boyd, principals
Teaching
Teaching
Temp teachers pressured to do more, can be exploited The pressure placed on temp teachers in NSW to compete to stay employed and do more to prove their worth is close to exploitative.
Families
Families
National Families Week: The relationship between families, educators and wellbeing Industry leaders reflect on issues facing children, families and educators before National Families Week.
History
History
‘Invasion’ or ‘colonisation’? The proposal to use ‘invasion’ to describe the arrival of white people in Australia in the curriculum is sure to be contentious, but Dr Cathie Burgess of Uni of Sydney says it is appropriate.
Testing
Testing
ACER gets slice of PISA ACER will lead the development and implementation of the 2025 PISA ‘Learning in the Digital World’ assessment.
Funding
Funding
Women need mentors and systemic changes for STEM Generous funding for women in STEM projects is a start and some needs to be spent on programs that change the culture around STEM.
Experts
Experts
Experts look for utility in NAPLAN After a year off, NAPLAN is back. Many experts are asking why, but there could be some interesting findings outside of the very similar data that each year's testing has yielded.

Articles

Incursion
Incursion
National sporting heroes come to classrooms Be Your Greatest Virtual Classroom program brings students together with professional athletes and a celebrity chef to learn about active lifestyles.
Flip it
Flip it
Flipped learning to facilitate a Problem Solving Teaching Strategy in the BYOx classroom Flipping our classrooms liberates significant time for richer meaning-making activities and higher-order thinking lesson segments.
Ken Herbert, EST, Mathematics Specialist, Narangba Valley High School
Resilience
Resilience
Children can develop resilience at school with the right challenges and support Resilience is about facing tough things and developing an ability to push through them.
Safety
Safety
Optimising the future of learning Lessons learned during the pandemic should continue to inform teaching.
Ben Trigger, CTO, Linewize
Fast track
Fast track
Looking beyond knowledge-based skills for our newest emerging leaders Starting in 2022, the plan is to fast track a group of emerging leaders into Principalship. The government hopes that the strategy will be its answer to the lack of leadership depth.
Rochelle Borton
3D
3D
How 3D printing benefits teachers 3D printing is engaging for students and can make life easier for teachers.
Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft
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