Articles for September, 2010

The networked student and the learning landscape

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Networked learners are participating in the collaborative environment of IT industry practitioners using web 2.0 tools — read-write-web, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking and audio/video-casting.

Creative Arts: Everyone’s business in the twenty-first century

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Creative Arts: Everyone’s business in the twenty-first century

Despite the fact that business and industry now champion the word creative, and are adopting the rhetoric of creativity as a key principal of desired practice in their domains, this movement has yet to feed back into the design of twenty-first century school curricula. Indeed, the potentially powerful and integral role of the Arts as a key node in school curricula continues to be, for the most part, diluted or worse, ignored.

Education: A climate change?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

A recent Australian Education Forum raised compelling issues about future demographics and economic imperatives; explained how parents paying school fees ultimately save tax-payers money and focused concern on the reduced pool of suitably qualified and dedicated teachers as well as potential school leaders.