Trust: The Essential Prerequisite for Team Building
Why is it we trust a flight attendant when in the air and hit turbulence? Or the doctor that is preparing us for surgery? In both these examples we are made to feel safe and secure in our most vulnerable moments. We trust in the process and the other person because of the intimate connection between our need to survive and the ability both the flight attendant and doctor have. That is to create the conditions of reassurance along with physical and psychological safety. It is not dissimilar when it comes to creating trust in schools and workplaces. Read more
Designing for Student Health and Well Being
Maintaining positive health and mental wellbeing in students is one of the key areas of concerns in schools. Research shows that children are bearing the brunt of mental health concerns triggered or exacerbated by the pandemic and the number presenting with mental health or emotional problems.
How Are Universities Teaching Teachers About Technology?
There is a lack of a strategic, nationwide approach to equipping Australia’s new teachers with technological literacy and skills.
Sexual Harassment More Likely for Youngest Uni Students
One of the big transitions students will make is when they reach university, there will be many formative experiences in store and commonly sexual harassment will be one of them.
Eating Disorder Treatment Options Evolving
As anorexia nervosa rates continue to climb, smarter approaches to treatment are being seen as the way forward.
Circling the Drain: How Social Segregation Further Disadvantages Those in Need
Social segregation and its impact on educational outcomes for students from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background can be a common reality within Australia, with our country identified as one of the worst for an achievement gap between socioeconomically advantaged and disadvantaged students. This crisis and its impact on greater society are explored through the lens of a case study from my own workplace. Read more
TechBee Program Wants Young People for IT Career Fast track
According to the Technology Council of Australia, the Australian workforce needs an additional 286,000 IT workers by 2025. However, the reality is, Australian universities are currently only graduating between 5,000 and 7,000 students in ICT each year, demonstrating the challenge in maintaining and growing a technology workforce.