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Science & Technology

STEM-spiration: 14 STEM activities for the new term!

Whether you’re looking for a quick, fun activity or long term projects to boost STEM learning, we’ve got a collection of STEM activities to get the ball rolling this term! Science Watch liquid move without touching it by making magnetic slime Get term started with a bang with these exploding pop rockets Understand the characteristics of Earth’s atmosphere […]

Musical Questions at Improving STEM Education

Representatives of STEM from schools all over Australia were bought together to play musical chairs, here is an overview of the solutions they’re currently exploring with their students. What are we doing to reduce the gender gap in STEM? Chair David Simpson, Head of Middle School Science at Haileybury, said that his young daughter loves […]

Space & pedagogy

How do you build careers into your curriculum?

The practice of embedding employability into the curriculum has been the subject of much inquiry in the Higher Education (HE) sector. With increased student numbers in the market it is important for universities to stay above the competition to improve graduate outcomes. So, how can educators embed learning and teaching activities that are both appropriate […]

Ruyton Girls’ embraces future-focused learning

Many schools across Australia are re-imagining the concept of classrooms, by either redesigning existing spaces or building new ones. It can often be difficult to envision what you would like these new, innovative learning spaces to actually look like. Ensuring your school’s vision, culture and philosophy is reflected will help with the transitioning of staff, […]

Evidence based Teaching

The future of NAPLAN

Big review of NAPLAN could be on the horizon after key findings from the highly anticipated Gonski review indicated too great a focus on periodic standardised tests to measure performance rather than much needed ongoing assessment tailored to individual student needs. Just two weeks ago NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes indicated his support for the […]

The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework

In the academic workplace, academics are increasingly expected to provide robust evidence of the quality, effectiveness and impact of their work. Academic work typically flows in four broad streams of activity: disciplinary research, teaching, institutional service and community service. Increasingly, each of these areas involves a commitment of time and effort that is devoted to […]

Future Skills

How do you build careers into your curriculum?

The practice of embedding employability into the curriculum has been the subject of much inquiry in the Higher Education (HE) sector. With increased student numbers in the market it is important for universities to stay above the competition to improve graduate outcomes. So, how can educators embed learning and teaching activities that are both appropriate […]

Ruyton Girls’ embraces future-focused learning

Many schools across Australia are re-imagining the concept of classrooms, by either redesigning existing spaces or building new ones. It can often be difficult to envision what you would like these new, innovative learning spaces to actually look like. Ensuring your school’s vision, culture and philosophy is reflected will help with the transitioning of staff, […]

Partnerships

Case Study I International student experience I Southern Cross University

The Southern Cross University ran the Enhancing the International Student Experience Project, which was funded by the Australian Government through Australian Education International (AEI), part of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and was conducted in collaboration with Universities Australia. Aim of the Project The aim of this project was to […]

Is reverse articulation the answer to improved student retention?

Much has been made in the media of the contention that university dropout rates have been increasing and that they ‘have hit their highest level for eight years as booming enrolments of academically struggling students, particularly in regional and online courses, take their toll’ (Hare, 2015). To place this in context, in 2013, the national […]