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In The Classroom

Sport smart

Thousands of children have recently returned to the classroom. But how much sports they do – or should be doing – during their school day remains a matter of hot debate. As many educators and parents demand a less cluttered ...

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Beyond the classroom

The lack of a common definition of outdoor education is both a strength and a weakness. A strength because it can be adapted to almost any learning area or age group. And a weakness because where a range of school ...

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Not just fun and games

Australia can now claim top spot on the world obesity ladder. Young people are spending less time playing sport, street games and physically active recreation and more time in front of the screens. Moreover, the primary school curriculum is often ...

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What next?

It wasn’t just baby boomers with their eyes on their super that felt the pain of the economic downturn in Australia. Research recently published by The Foundation for Young Australians, entitled ‘How Young People are Faring’, presents a confronting picture. ...

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Getting out and about

Year 9 can be a tough time. Teenage hormones have kicked in, interest in school can diminish with a growing social life and academic achievement suffers. To help Year 9 students stay focused, Toorak College, an independent school on the ...

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Worsening VET results prompt call for equity rethink

Vocational education and training (VET) outcomes deteriorated significantly through the middle half of this decade, throwing doubt on the sector’s capacity to help meet higher education equity and completion targets. Dr Leesa Wheelahan, senior lecturer in adult and vocational education ...

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Revisiting VET in schools

Attempts to attract school students to some form of vocational learning have been around at least since the late 1970s, when schools often developed, usually through a lone enthusiast on the teaching staff, a range of vocationally flavoured programs. VET ...

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New designs for learning

Australia’s education facilities are experiencing rapid change and reform in their technology, learning structures and learning environments. This poses a new set of challenges for senior management and teachers alike. After almost 200 years of teacher-centric model of learning, a ...

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Green from the ground up

As a community, Australians are enthusiastically embracing more environmentally friendly lifestyles. Our sustainable approach is certainly reflected throughout the school curriculum and, increasingly, in the construction of the buildings in which students are educated. So what’s involved in building a ...

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The sky’s the limit

Ten or 15 years ago, a visit to Canberra to see Parliament House and its surrounding attractions was as far as many schools got with their students in the name of education. These days, an extended trip to Paris to ...

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