Education’s Greatest Challenge
Children start their education full of enthusiasm, but as they progress that enthusiasm fades badly. There needs to be a solution to this central problem and Jenkins says that now is the time to exterminate poor education techniques and to take a chance on a whole new way of thinking. He feels the greatest challenge for today’s education is how to help students learn the skill society expects while at the same time maintaining the will and the thrill children bring with them to kindergarten. Read more
We’ve been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine education
It is widely known that school closures have had an impact on all students. But it’s the most vulnerable children - including those from low-income and single-parent families; immigrant, refugee, ethnic minorities and Indigenous backgrounds and those with special education needs - who really suffer.
Admissions double using the right technology
Marketing and admissions are two sides of the same coin but too often the two departments don’t coordinate as well as they should.
Artificial Intelligence and Education: Protecting the Heritage of Humanity
The mad rush to get online learning platforms will be one externality that will definitely emerge from the pandemic. Only time will only tell us if this externality will be positive or negative for humanity. But we can tilt it towards it being positive by taking action sooner rather than later. Data generated about students or their learning is documented without much regard to privacy and accountability.
Four top tips to support students with on-site learning
While ensuring students haven’t fallen behind is key, it’s also important to take the time to recognise and celebrate the skills our students have built during this challenging time. This establishes a strengths-based perspective on students’ learning experiences and gives educators, parents and students a more positive foundation to build on.
Tired library transformed into an Interactive Discovery Centre
Small projects can open up enormous possibilities when schools and their designers commit to transformative change and make every dollar and square metre count. So it was with the new Discovery Centre at Dandenong South Primary School in Melbourne’s outer south-east, which was recently honoured in the 2021 Learning Environment Australasia – Victorian Chapter Awards.
‘UNITY’ to teach young girls about consent and healthy relationships
With development funding from The Smith Family, UNITY is a sister project to the RESPECT program, which has been running across public schools in Bankstown for eight years to educate young boys about domestic violence, gender stereotypes and respect for women. The program has been proven to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence and healthy relationships in 98 per cent of participants. Read more