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Schools need modern environment, curriculum: expert

Schools must innovate and transform to match the needs of 21st-century learners, Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers Inc. argues. Hayes Jacobs, an internationally recognised expert in curriculum mapping, told a masterclass audience at the recent EduTECH conference ...

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Classroom collaboration and the digital space

Collaboration is becoming increasingly important for the modern classroom particularly when it comes to improving productivity and effectiveness through technology, a roundtable discussion heard yesterday at a conference in Brisbane. Matthew O’Brien, head of strategic planning at Brisbane Boys College ...

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Embracing digital tools for a new world

Educators need to harness to power of digital tools to better support teaching, learning and leadership in schools. That’s according to Eric Sheninger, senior fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education, who spoke to educators from all across ...

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Starting the assessment revolution

A senior Harvard academic has issued educators at all levels of the education system as well as students and their parents a call to action to effect what he argues is a long overdue revolution in assessment and examination models. ...

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Maths and culture combine for PNG teachers

A Charles Sturt University researcher is working alongside teachers in remote villages in Papua New Guinea to help them better engage children in mathematics learning. At the heart of the project is helping teachers recognise maths-related thinking in cultural activities and ...

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Full STEAM ahead: a modern classroom

Melbourne’s Lauriston Girls’ School is breaking new ground in the way science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics – STEAM – are being taught to students. A fabrication laboratory, called a FabLab has been set-up to reinvent the classroom for the ...

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