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In The Classroom

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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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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