Learning how to learn: Metaskills are higher-order skills that lay the foundations for learning
Metaskills are higher-order skills that lay the foundations for learning and succeeding at almost anything in life. Essentially, skills that help us to acquire skills.
Think learning how to think, how to work, and how to make decisions. Such skills can help us in almost any situation, at any point in life.
But the K-12 curriculum has traditionally been lacking when it comes to these critical and transferable life skills, instead focusing on narrowly defined hard skills, many of which quickly become redundant, if they weren’t redundant already. Read more
How teachers can engage students learning from home
Teachers are very familiar with the challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom, however keeping them interested and on task when they are learning remotely takes this challenge to a whole new level.
As weeks of lockdown have rolled into months, it’s no surprise that students’ motivation and enthusiasm have begun to wane.
Dystech screens for dyslexia with machine learning
Dyslexia is common, up to 20 per cent are on the spectrum, and it is also commonly undiagnosed. The consequences are severe, without treatment sufferers can struggle with literacy throughout their lives.
The Code REaD Dyslexia Network says diagnosis of the condition usually only happens after a student begins to fail.
The state of cybersecurity in Australia’s education sector
Cybercriminals only grow smarter as time goes on, and it seems that no one – no individual, company, or government – is ever prepared for the latest attack. Unfortunately, Australia is no different.
Australia shares a troubled history of cyber-attacks, from data breaches to state-sponsored attacks. But what cyber-threats threaten Australia’s education sector?
Poor air quality has drastic effect on student learning
A classroom with poor lighting or inadequate heating rarely goes unnoticed. But until recently, good air quality wasn’t on the radar of most Australian educators.
However, as the current COVID-19 crisis rolls on, many Australian educators and administrators are not just rethinking class sizes and desk configurations.
Frenemies can do the most harm – Peer Aggression and Wellbeing Study reveals
Sometimes the closest to us can do the most damage. Bullying by close friends can be dismissed as horseplay, but when it becomes exclusion or rumour spreading the hurt is amplified.
It has implications for the future development of young people and how they conduct themselves in future relationships into their adult lives.
$2,500 in prize money in First Pitch For Kids 2020 comp
The First Pitch For Kids 2020 competition is Australia’s first national entrepreneurship pitch competition for school-aged children between 8–13.
The competition has been designed to inspire and educate children about entrepreneurship, providing them with both the guidance and opportunity to let their business ideas run free.