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Opinion: Formal schooling can wait

Over recent decades, in many countries across the world, there has been increasing concern about the disparity in life expectations between children born into relative affluence and those born into more disadvantaged circumstances. This is true between nations, of course, ...

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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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The best inclusive schools are subtle: architect

Inclusiveness should be integrated subtly into a school’s design, an architect has argued. Wayne Stephens, a partner at Melbourne architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke, said the best inclusive environments are those designed to be so “without it being very evident”. There is also no one-size-fits-all approach ...

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