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Teachers or Scientists – whose evidence do we want?

The word ‘evidence’ is undoubtedly one of the education sector’s biggest buzzwords this decade. In just a few years, the concept of evidence-based teaching (EBT) has achieved widespread acceptance – with few people disputing that if a teaching method is backed by ‘evidence’, it is inherently better than one which isn’t. But despite this, there…

4 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Uncategorised

Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Education | Uncategorised

STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government's $89 billion national sovereign shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than 5,000 workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens – and…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Preparing Generation Z for the future job market

Preparing Generation Z for the job market that awaits them beyond their education years is, for many teachers, a daunting experience. Industry 4.0, or the ‘fourth industrial revolution', is a somewhat alien and terrifying concept for those of us bred in more terrestrial times; in which advanced digital skills were happily reserved for the elite…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Can robots write poetry?

Can robots write poetry? Provocative questions like this are now beginning to replace traditional academic subjects in schools, according to Peter Mahony of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Instead of isolating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), several pioneering schools throughout Australia are now delivering multidisciplinary, project-based lessons, that are centered around…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

How to improve the accessibility of STEM subjects

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions are estimated to be 75% of the future workforce. But it tends to be boys and students from more privileged backgrounds who find themselves in STEM subjects, degrees and careers. Some experts attribute this to social and cultural forces that impact not only which students become (and stay)…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Education | Technology

Maximising the potential of The National STEM Strategy

How our future leaders, and our country, can benefit from STEM. STEM is an investment in the future of our country with a primary focus to achieve a better Australia. STEM was introduced as a recognition for a need to nurture the development of skills in cross-disciplinary, innovative thinking, problem solving, and digital technologies. These…

4 May 2018, by Informa Insights

Education

Giving gifted children the education they deserve

Teaching gifted children is a rewarding but often challenging experience. Just like any other student, gifted children have a right to an education which stimulates and stretches them. But without adequate learning experiences, they can easily become bored and disengaged; often underachieving in spite of their immense capabilities. With this in mind, Sydney Catholic Schools…

2 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

Urban planning and the university masterplan

Planning university campuses in the 21st century is an intensive exercise in innovation and Curtin University’s Greater Curtin Plan, which attracted the largest ever Smart Cities grant from federal government, is a high-definition example. Located in Perth’s middle suburbia, Curtin aims to serve not only its students, but the region in general, by acting as…

27 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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