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Planning the delivery of schools in a changing world

The Greater Sydney Commission has forecast a 74% population growth in Sydney over the next forty years, driven by immigration policy and fertility rates. That equates to a population of 8 million Sydney-siders by 2056. Other states are also experiencing this phenomenom. How will the city landscape change to absorb this staggering increase? This is…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure

How to build a regional university

It is hard to imagine the largely uncivilized landscape of the Amazon Rainforest being described as a hub of world-class academia, thought-leadership and ground-breaking innovation. But thanks to a multi-billion-dollar reinvention of the Ecuadorian education system, which led to the building of Amazon-based university IKIAM, the region is fast gaining status in this realm. Professor…

9 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Planning & Design

An Insight into School Planning with David Asteraki

Examining how to build adaptable learning environments that effectively serve Australia and it’s growing population as well as meeting the needs of students and teachers, the fourth annual School Planning, Design & Construction Conference is fast approaching. In the lead up to this not–to-be missed Conference, we spoke to David Asteraki, Director, Infrastructure Finance, ACT…

14 Mar 2018, by Informa Insights

Education

Re-imagining the classroom experience: how schools can design inclusive learning spaces

From chalkboards to tablets, transistor radios to telepresence classrooms – the teaching and learning experience has radically evolved. While the technologies that support learning have developed considerably, it is only until recent years that the education industry has begun to reimagine how schools can create more inclusive learning environments.   What is inclusive learning? Inclusive…

14 Mar 2018, by Informa Insights

Education | Planning & Design

An Insight into School Planning with John Neish

The fourth annual  School Planning, Design & Construction Conference will examine how to build adaptable learning environments that effectively serve the country, it’s growing population and the needs of students and teachers. Held in May at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, this event is fast approaching.  In the lead up to this unmissable conference, we spoke to…

5 Mar 2018, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Education

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Leadership & Communication | Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Teaching gifted children

Teaching gifted students is no easy feat. Easily bored and often more knowledgeable than their teachers, these children frequently come in the guise of class nuisances or even under-performers. Yet, like any other child, gifted students have a right to an education which stimulates and stretches them. The question is ‘how?’. Christine Ireland of AAEGT…

20 Feb 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

A Service First Approach to Delivering a Great Customer Experience

Creating collaborative approaches that ensure the involvement and opinions of all involved are heard are vital in a service first approach to delivering a great customer experience, according to Gallagher Bassett's General Manager, Aidan Brophy. Speaking at the 18th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit later this month in Melbourne, Aidan and his colleague Lucas Kowlaski are opening…

14 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund
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