With more and more parents asking the question ‘Is my child ready to start school?’ Wannabees Family Play Town created the Learning Bees program to help children become ready for the challenges of starting school.
School choice is a raging debate amongst parents and teachers involved in Australian education.
The different political positions on school choice range from the neo-liberal idea of funding based on quantifiable performance, to the liberal ideas of equal funding opportunities for all schools to give parents the best choice of school.
This article specifically discusses the use of simple technologies, and their educational potential. Technologies such as iPods, podcasts, projectors, voice recorders, 3D glasses, and websites that are more readily available than computers and other software also have very high motivational and educational benefits.
This paper examines the inequalities between male and female educational experiences in Australia. The paper brings up statistics saying that more girls engage in higher education than boys, and furthermore, that the completion rates in universities are higher for women than men.
This article examines the role of social justice education in the classroom and the way in which social justice thinking, and critical thinking, can both be fostered in the classroom. Hackman provides a list of five vital social justice practices to be included in every classroom.
Having a culturally inclusive classroom is important anywhere in the world. Students need to feel like they belong and are at ease in the classroom to be able to function and learn within it. Isolating students through insensitive cultural practices or a lack of representation is detrimental to their emotional wellbeing, and their schooling outcomes.
This article supplies teachers with tips and techniques they can utilise when creating a culturally inclusive classroom, which is extremely important not only because students learn better when they feel comfortable and accepted, but also for their emotional wellbeing.
This article discusses important concepts in learning and transition between primary and high school (in this case, middle school, as it is an American article). Focussing specifically on literacy, the article demonstrates that lower levels of student engagement equate to lower literacy outcomes.
Learning about the human body (for doctors and medical students) was restricted to looking at human organs in jars when they’re already dead, this new 3D technology brings the organs to life and enables students to look at the way in which the human body functions normally.
This research article attempts to determine the effects of computer games in the classroom on different students’ goal structures. Goal structures are the means by which students are motivated and evaluate their own performance.