Wakakirri announces 2020 national winners
Four schools have taken home the top prize in this year’s Wakakirri Challenge by each winning the national award of Story of the Year. Read more
A research based curriculum treating autism using social robots
The variability in how we talk to each other is confusing for sufferers of autism and research has found that using social robots to teach people with the condition to identify the subtleties of communication and respond appropriately is effective in treating the disorder.
Aussie data platform unlocks student potential
Edapt Education is an easy-to-use, end-to-end data platform that allows educators and schools to drive student growth and improvement through predictive and actionable data-driven insights.
Rural and remote PD needs are different
The high turnover of staff in rural and remote schools means that the quality of teaching can suffer and this can have a flow on effect into the classroom.
VR can improve test scores
VR offers an immersive platform for narrative education, interactivity and problem solving and a recent study has found that high school students show greater knowledge mastery after learning through virtual reality, compared to those who did not. 79 Australian students from two secondary schools, one public and one private participated in the Uni SA and Torrens Uni study.
Vulnerable children most affected by exclusion
Vulnerable children are more likely to be excluded from school, making bad stations worse; boys, Indigenous students, and students with a disability are disproportionately affected by exclusion. Indigenous students received 25 per cent of all suspensions and permanent exclusions in Queensland, despite comprising just over 10 per cent of student enrolments and 25 per cent of all suspensions in New South Wales. Read more
Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program for Secondary Years
Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program was a hit in primary schools, boosting food awareness and the importance of healthy eating. That success should be replicated with its new secondary schools program.