Sunday , June 24 2018

Education

AEU ‘gives a Gonski’: the battle continues

Gonski funding science equipment

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has released an intention to continue its campaign for the full six years of Gonski funding, building on the gains made during the Federal Election campaign. Members of the union vow that 'they give a Gonski' and will fight Malcolm Turnbull’s plans to scrap Gonski after 2017.

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Principals’ performance influence test results

University of Melbourne economists have found a direct correlation between the implementation of certain management activities from principals and positive test scores on NAPLAN. Principals who set clear strategic principles for their schools, who encourage open communication, and who encourage staff development have students who do better on standardised tests.

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Teachers up-skill for specialisation and mastery

While the tertiary sector conducts research; develops new techniques to enhance student wellbeing; designs accurate and meaningful assessment tools; and makes breakthroughs in special education programs, teachers are on the frontline and further study allows educators to engage with the new approaches and techniques.

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New scholarships for refugees 

scholarships

Allianz and Settlement Services International will offer forty-six scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, in five categories, including primary and secondary school, vocational training, tertiary qualification and skills recognition.

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Special report on clinical teaching with Field Rickards and John Hattie

Professor John Hattie, Dean Field Rickards.

Professor Field Rickards is the Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE). He began his career as an audiologist, and then lectured in audiology, before applying his clinical approach to education. Lecturers from MGSE appeared in the ABC documentary, Revolution School, as both academic advisor and mentors to the teaching staff of Kambrya College.

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