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Teach creativity, don’t measure it: school leader

You can’t measure creativity, nor the soft skills needed to thrive in jobs and tertiary education, so education should end its obsession with measurement and ranking, a senior educator has argued. Meredith Melville-Jones, director of Sydney’s Bradfield Senior College, said ...

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Education focus necessary beyond elections: McGraw-Hill boss

Focus on education must last beyond federal elections, the chief executive of a multinational educational publisher has argued. David Levin, from McGraw-Hill Education – one of the ‘big three’ educational publishers – said education, unlike elections, is always around. It shouldn’t be pandered ...

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Australian Ballet goes to Broome schools

Ballet is going bush, and is in Broome schools. The Australian Ballet has brought Out There, its schools program, to Broome. It featured at local Cable Beach Primary and St Mary’s Catholic Primary earlier this week and will perform a new ...

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STEM doesn’t guarantee jobs, wealth

Despite the opening pages of the hot-off-the-press Good Careers Guide preaching STEM and all its glories – the guide’s education chief urged students to pursue careers they're passionate about, even if they aren't STEM-related. The Good Careers Guide is the replacement ...

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Design collaboratively, learn the same way: architect

Collaboration is the beating heart of effective vocational education spaces, an architect has said. Mark Freeman, from specialist educational architecture firm Gray Puksand, recently completed a $5.1 million VET facility situated in Melbourne’s Somerville Secondary College. Freeman said he worked closely ...

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Melbourne students to skate through curriculum

Students can now skate their way through the Victorian K-10 Curriculum. O’Brien Group Arena ice rink offers sessions, coaching and programs, that include AusVels’ Health Sciences and Physical Education components. The ice rink consulted a former teacher for 18 months. Paul Keisler, O’Brien ...

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