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Tag Archives: NAPLAN

Rethinking how we assess learning in schools

School. children learn in school. training students

There is a major flaw in the way we currently assess school students. By labelling them as either “good” or “poor” learners based on their overall grades at the end of each year, students have no clear idea whether they are making progress over extended periods of time.

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What’s in store for the children of the tech revolution?

Interactive white board classroom

With curriculum planning complete for the start of the academic year, technology and the role it’s expected to play is high on the agenda for educators. Like all industries, the education sector is experiencing rapid change, driven by the impact of new technologies and what’s often referred to as ‘digital disruption’.

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Principal: school doesn’t work for most kids

School exam girl

“Secondary school, at least, only really works for about a third of students,” according to Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton. Speaking in Melbourne last week, he also asked how “we made learning, something that in younger years was so innately pleasurable, get so bad”.

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Should gifted students go to a separate school?

Schoolchildren in a science class

Despite two Senate inquiries in 1988 and 2001, it has taken 15 years and a state parliamentary review for the Victorian government to decide to build a specialist high school for students who are gifted, specifically targeting those from rural and regional Victoria.

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