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Startling development

An experienced leader discusses best practice in professional education for teachers. By Antonia Maiolo. Ongoing training for educators can greatly improve the teaching and learning environment in the classroom, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership CEO Margery Evans says. ...

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An Orwellian lesson

Newspeak is distorting the meanings of pedagogy, curriculum and education itself. By Philip Roberts. I was reading Orwell’s 1984 again recently. It prompted me to think what education would be like in the dystopian system of English socialism from his ...

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Not a minute to spare

How much of teachers’ precious time should be spent on professional development? A new report explores the question and industry leaders respond. By Cathy Wever. In its latest school education report, the Grattan Institute has confirmed what many Australian school ...

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The language ladder

Abbott sets the target high for multilingual study; getting there will require some changes. By Kathe Kirby. The Abbott Government has announced a game-changing policy to revive languages education in Australian schools by setting an ambitious target of 40 percent ...

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What do our children need?

  If a couple of success stories from overseas are any indication, Australian students would benefit from more flexibility and an emphasis on lifelong learning, instead of tests and benchmarks. By Louis White. In Finland, they don’t start school until ...

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What matters in 2014

As the 2014 academic year commences, Education Review asks teachers, principals and key stakeholders to name the issues likely to dominate the landscape this year. By Cathy Wever. The Australian Curriculum Implementation of the National Curriculum remains a major issue ...

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They need to love the act of learning

Hard as engagement is to define, it remains the key to cultivating students who will succeed by pursuing knowledge their whole lives. By Margery Evans. Across the developed world, a consensus is emerging. Schools may have delivered in the past, ...

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Warning: watch your priorities

‘Follow the evidence’ to give teachers all they need to prepare Australian students. By Field Rickards. Unfortunately, education and schools didn’t feature much in the debates leading up to the 2013 federal election; they seemed to slip by unnoticed. Yet, ...

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Keeping professional development up to speed

As in many professions, it’s imperative for teachers to expand their professional engagement, practice and knowledge. By Jennifer White Professional learning, or professional development (PD), as described by the New South Wales Institute of Teaching “strengthens your knowledge base and ...

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