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22 Apr, 2020 Jo Earp
The impact of digital technology on student learning and wellbeing

The amount of time children and teenagers are spending on digital technology inside and outside school is having a significant impact on their classroom learning, and physical and mental wellbeing, according to teacher and principal data from an Australian research study.

24 Apr, 2020 Rebecca Vukovic
COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unique challenges for early years educators as they move to a remote learning approach. In today’s article, Dr Deborah Price, a Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education and Wellbeing at the University of South Australia’s Education Futures academic unit and president of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA), discusses some practical ways to overcome these obstacles and embrace the teaching and learning opportunities this new environment provides.

04 May, 2020 Susannah & Pauline
School leadership: Using evidence to manage change in a pandemic

All Australian schools and school leaders are currently managing change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even under ‘normal’ circumstances, change is a difficult process to lead. How can schools implement effectively and efficiently, to support student learning in such unprecedented times?

19 Mar, 2020 Andrew Field
Covid-19: Top tips for online teaching and learning

The current global spread of the Covid-19 virus means that many schools and teachers around the world are looking into how they can continue to teach their pupils remotely if their schools need to close for a limited time. As noted in a recent blog post from Julia Yu, many schools and teachers have had little training or experience in online teaching.

3 Feb, 2020 Conrad Hughes
Educating for the Twenty-First Century

2020 brings humanity to the brink of some of the greatest challenges it has ever faced: Sustainability: hyper industrialisation and unsustainable consumerism in so-called developed nations is destroying the planet; Artificial Intelligence: industry 4.0 with fast-accelerating phenomena including the internet of things, algorithmic power and transhumanism (‘enhancing’ human capabilities through technology), which are challenging classical conceptions of free will and what it means to be human; Economic divide: there is a widening economic divide between the privileged, who may benefit from return on capital, and those seeking to enter wealth through income access from ground zero.

23 Sep, 2018 Mike Colagrossi
10 reasons why Finland's education system is the best in the world

Time and time again, American students continually rank near the middle or bottom among industrialized nations when it comes to performance in math and science. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) which in conjunction with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) routinely releases data which shows that Americans are seriously lagging behind in a number of educational performance assessments.

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