2021 Awards recognise year's best education building projects
After an extraordinary year filled challenges and uncertainties, this year’s annual Learning Environments Australasia Awards ceremony, highlighting 83 inspiring entries across Australia and New Zealand, was presented at our 2021 Virtual Awards event on 16 September, at Perth College, Perth. This year’s Awards continue to explore how we connect in a changing world and continue to pursue innovative learning environments within schools and universities. Read more
Education; the Finnish and New Zealand experience. The tide is turning! Or is it?
In Australia students start school at age five, and they are acculturated into the regime of NAPLAN, ongoing assessment, competition and school league tables where schools are focused on results and teachers are under too much control.
How reflective practice can prevent burnout for teachers and students
COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change and a major disrupter of all societal functions. The education community has been significantly impacted by ongoing lockdowns, Public Health Orders and remote learning. Every school system has flexed, adapted, and engaged with emerging technologies to frame remote learning. School leadership teams have coordinated mixed modes of remote learning, supporting teachers to connect with students while meeting expectations. Read more
Principals paid much more than teachers
What is the difference in the OECD between teacher and principal pay? In Mexico the gap can be massive, the maximum paid to a school head can be more than triple that of the lowly teachers, a Mexican school head can earn US$150,000 compared to US$23-47k for a teacher there.
Why data literacy needs to be included in the school curriculum
The Fourth Industrial Revolution roars onward, accelerated by COVID-19 with businesses across all industries adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technology and Big Data in a more sophisticated manner as we adapt to the next stage of our society's development.
Huge demand sees $5 million facility for SA special needs kids open
Due to the numbers of families seeking therapy options, the OTFC Group (OTFC) have launched their $5M Occupational Therapy (OT) facility in Parkside, South Australia.
Good habits for Year 12s facing exams
Published three years ago Atomic Habits has sold over 5 million copies world-wide and is based on cutting-edge psychology, neuroscience and studying the behaviour patterns of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientist who have cracked the code to staying productive, motivated, and happy.