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In The Classroom

The architecture of learning

The virtual world is not only shaping how students interact with each other online, it can also provide an effective model for the physical design of schools. New learning spaces should model the virtual community which students are connected to, ...

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Around the world

Letter from Tanzania Yes, they speak Swahili here and I am trying too. English is very much a second language and is only taught at high school. So, with my limited grasp of the local language it is tricky to ...

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The big brain gain

The Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program, the US’s largest cultural exchange program for teachers, has been placing Australian teachers in American schools for nearly 20 years. Now an alliance with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) aims to expand ...

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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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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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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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