Tag: pedagogy

Education

The six pillars of student wellbeing

Despite the many privileges of modern society, statistics suggest that Australia is in the midst of a wellbeing crisis, with rates of childhood depression and anxiety the highest they have ever been. Lindfield Learning Village, a revolutionary new state school located in Sydney’s North Shore, is seeking to address this through its innovative wellbeing model…

26 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Blended learning at its finest – A Melbourne Girls Grammar School case study

In an age of technology obsession, distractibility and desensitization, the models of teaching that once served us are decreasing in relevance. Exposure to apps, television and social media channels - all vying for our attention with progressively fascinating stimuli – have hardwired the brains of young people, making it increasingly difficult to captivate their attention…

18 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

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

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

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

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

Planning & Design

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment

Without doubt the key contribution an Architect or Designer can make to the classrooms of today and tomorrow is to form a link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Designing for the 21st Century is critical to student success and teacher well-being. Imagine a small group of students tasked with discussing and building a cardboard…

11 Oct 2016, by Informa Insights

Education

Ignite curiosity in STEM students with Pedagogical Content Knowledge

75% of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require STEM skills and knowledge according to an Australia Industry Group report. Unfortunately the growing demand is not met with a growing supply of graduates. Therefore, it is important to fill the critical gaps in STEM education. In the lead up to the STEM Education Conference, taking place on the 20th and…

11 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights