22 avril 2019

A question of faith: reforming religious education in schools

The ConversationLast month, a Victorian tribunal found that the state department of education did not discriminate against children opting out of Special Religious Instruction (SRI) classes. More...

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No Apple for teachers shows the value of sharing new ideas

The ConversationApparently, teachers and principals have no need to hear about research on international education policy and are too sensitive to deal with “controversial” ideas. More...

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Big History: why we need to teach the modern origin story

The ConversationAll human societies construct and teach creation myths or origin stories. These are large, extraordinarily powerful, but often ramshackle narratives that try and tell the story of how everything came to be. More...

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Teaching the untold stories of World War I

The ConversationIt’s time to recover some of the harder stories of the First World War and redress an imbalance of remembrance. It is time we expand the ambit of commemoration and adapt the way we tell the history of the Great War to old and new audiences. More...

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Novice teachers have less desire to stay in schools due to weak administrative climate

The ConversationNearly a third of teachers are willing to leave schools or switch careers in their first two years because of poor relationships with principals. More...

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A low target: enrolling poor uni students remains a challenge

The ConversationEssentially, those universities under the 20% target would have to “buy” students (virtually speaking) from those above it. More...

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Online learning glitch: MOOC flaws will be hard to resolve

The ConversationSuperficial opinion abounds, and nobody ever got famous for suggesting things were pretty much going to stay the same, but although the online education revolution will bring about fairly major changes in the way universities do things, they are not an existential threat. More...

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Outsourcing memory: the internet has changed how we remember

The ConversationTimes tables and chemical formulae were learned by rote and devoid of inferential and internal coherence. Information was divorced from praxis, with each claim nacreous and glib, like banal pearls. More...

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Back to the future: do we need a universities commission?

The ConversationThere’s been a push recently in university circles for a new body to help govern the sector and act as a buffer between the universities and government. More...

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Education in the information age: is technology making us stupid?

The ConversationThe pub argument is dead. Google killed it with a little help from your smartphone. Instead of long fought debates about who’s right and who’s wrong, an answer is nearly always within easy reach. More...

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