Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Future of Schooling – part 8

The advent of the Australian Curriculum provides a tremendous opportunity to rethink the way school education is delivered in Australia. The curriculum documents in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography have been completed and endorsed and schools are beginning in … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling – Part 7

Across the Atlantic in Britain, innovation in education is streaming ahead. Educators have recognised the huge potential of the new Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Duncan Jefferies writing in theGuardian explains: “…… new technologies have potential to disrupt the education … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling part 6

Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, Missouri is one example of a STEM school. The introductory blurb from the school’s website reads: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology uses a STEM-focused curriculum that starts with the Freshman Integrated … Continue reading

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The Future of Schooling – part 5

After listening to Ken Robinson on Ted.com I tuned into other TED presentations on Education. Sugarta Mitra, also speaking on Ted.com, complained that the American schooling had become an industrialized system aimed at producing compliant graduates to fill places in … Continue reading

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