The argument for an educational shift
The University of Queensland’s Critical Thinking Program is giving students the ability to do more with information. In every setting where the program has been tested it has made for better learners and better results. Read more
How The Ponds High School won Wakakirri’s biggest award in their first year
Last year’s lockdowns were one of the toughest challenges most teachers have faced and Performing Arts teachers had unique hurdles to overcome. How would it be possible to provide performance opportunities when events were cancelled and students were learning remotely? For one school, these obstacles were an opportunity that led to their being crowned one of four National Story of the Year champions for 2020.
Education’s structural failure due to ‘unambitious tinkering’
National and international evidence suggest that equity, inclusivity and accessibility are essential to learning opportunities in Australia but the policy responses continue to be limited to unambitious tinkering at policy edges.
Education organisations poised to provide mental health support to parent teachers
Research shows that adequate care for children experiencing mental health issues is being delayed due to the severity and complexity of reported conditions, extended wait times and high out-of-pocket costs for families. Additionally, due to a shortage of psychiatrists and psychologists, current long waiting lists have led to “clinician burnout” that is set to create further impacts, particularly in regional areas.
AI-enabled ed tech Knowledgehook to boost maths attainment
Winner of Google’s Game Changer Award and named Top Disruptor by BNN, Knowledgehook bills itself as the world’s most comprehensive mathematics learning platform.
IBM EdTech Youth Challenge now open: more than $15k in prizes
IBM Australia, the Australian Museum (AM) and Macquarie University have launched a new challenge for Australian students to identify and help solve some of the planet’s greatest issues using artificial intelligence (AI).
TaxFox's tax expert Andrew Chia says “For teachers, we have identified the following examples which would be eligible deductions as part of preparing their tax return."
Top tips for teachers wanting to get on-top of their taxes in 2021