5 key challenges from the Australian Education Review

The Australian Council for Educational Research recently released its review into Indigenous Education, “The Case for Urgency: Advocating for Indigenous voice in education” highlighting five key challenges needing urgent action to close the opportunity gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Challenge 1: Deficit and race-based assumptions in Indigenous education Deficit and race-based assumptions are […]

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Future Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Embracing innovation & new ways of working in teaching & learning The landscape of learning and teaching in higher education is constantly evolving. Propelled by innovation with technology, globalisation and the need to create workforce-ready graduates, universities are looking towards the future of learning. Getting on the front-foot of innovation, the higher education sector is […]

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Takeaway’s from Unpacking Coding Conference

The conference kicked off with James Curran posing the very important question, What are the steps in making a vegemite sandwhich? James Curran, Associate Professor at University of Sydney covered, • Understanding Digital Technologies and how it fits within the syllabus • Breaking down the language and content descriptors • Remapping Digital Technologies across the […]

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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 […]

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Future priorities for STEM education stakeholders

I decided it was time to interview some very influential stakeholders in the STEM space, and share some of their insights and opinions. How can we raise the standard of science, mathematics and ICT in schools? Good student outcomes are driven by a number of factors, but principally the quality of the teacher. In turn, […]

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Futureproofing Australia’s workforce with STEM

STEM is often mistaken for coding and technology. But STEM in itself is a way of thinking, it is teaching children problem solving skills, it is more about encouraging children to create something and solve problems along the creation process. With the changing job environment and the prerequisites for the changing workforce, job titles are often […]

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10 space STEM activities to engage your students

Could space themed lessons be the next frontier in engaging students in STEM? Director of the Victorian Space Science Education Centre, Michael Pakakis thinks so. “Take any subject and make it space-related. Engagement goes up by 100%.” Not only does space drive student engagement, it can also offer some creative ideas for exploring the interdisciplinary […]

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More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health

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