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Birmo’s message for EduTECH 2018

Fittingly, at the largest education event in the southern hemisphere, the foremost antipodean education official spoke. Simon Birmingham used his address to the vast EduTECH crowd to celebrate the education reforms of the past year. Yet while the Education Minister mainly rhapsodised ...

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A ‘free range’ school, three years on: EduTECH 2018

Templestowe College, in Melbourne’s north-east, is the antithesis of ordinary. Though it has typical markers: public, mostly middle-class, and average NAPLAN results, its teaching style is radical. While Year 8-level literacy and numeracy attainment is mandated, almost everything else isn’t. There are ...

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Save the dolphins, from the classroom

For years, there have been intermittent reports of animals in captivity lashing out, and even killing themselves and their trainers and keepers. The 2013 documentary Blackfish brought this issue into sharp relief. It told the story of Tilikum, an orca whale implicated ...

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