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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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The science of attraction

The closure of a local school is always an emotive issue. But when Macquarie Boys’ Technology High School in Sydney’s Parramatta closes its doors at the end of next year, it will continue its metamorphosis into a new and exciting ...

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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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The power of the play

According to the Australia Council for the Arts, more people attend theatre performances in schools than other performances. It’s understandable given that many schools access travelling theatre companies to utilise drama in addressing sometimes sensitive topics. An energetic script looking ...

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