Friday , April 27 2018


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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Finland strikes again, this time at bullying

teacher comforts bullied child

The Finnish education system is coveted by teachers, parents and informed students all over the world. After introducing reforms more than 40 years ago, Finland’s education system has been characterised by a teaching profession that is harder to enter than medicine.

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Technology in the classroom: friend or foe?

technology use in classrooms

Earlier this year, a top performing NSW school, Sydney Grammar School, banned laptops in the classroom. Principal John Vallance views the technology as distracting, and diverting from old-school methods and quality teaching.

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