Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Future of Schooling – part 4

The Radford System and school-based assessment alone was not enough to guarantee that schools could deliver a curriculum that addressed all students’ needs and their preparedness for effective learning. At Redbank Plains High School, where I was principal 1989-1993, we … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling …… part 3

The theory of the multiple intelligences is reflected in the Steiner approach to schooling. Students who struggle with mathematics or reading and comprehension ability often display other skills and talents that can be supported and harnessed to build self-esteem. The … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling …… part 2

In the early years of the 21st century in Australia we have lost focus on open classroom learning and followed American education policy into adopting standards-based curricula and test-based accountability. It has forced a return to teacher-centred instruction, repetitive drills … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling …… part 1

Introduction: The Harry Potter fantasy school, Hogwarts, is based on the traditional English model for secondary schools, a model that was exported around the British Empire and throughout much of the rest of the world in the nineteenth and twentieth … Continue reading

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