Education shaped by big data and Silicon Valley. Is this what we want for Australia?

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This article was originally published on EduResearch Matters. Read the original article. By Rachel Buchanan and Amy McPherson The recent banning of smart phones in public schools by several state governments shows Australian policymakers are concerned about children’s use of technology and social media in school time. But what about the way our schools use … Continue reading Education shaped by big data and Silicon Valley. Is this what we want for Australia?

Exploring the future of education

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The Journal of Philosophy in Schools recently published a special issue which has a focus of ‘Future Education: Schools and Universities’. The editors, Michael Levine and Laura D’Olimpio, offer the following provocation in their introduction to the issue: While some may argue that universities are in a state of crisis, others claim that we are … Continue reading Exploring the future of education

Links of interest on the Gonski report 2.0

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This post is the second in my ongoing exploration of the second Gonski Report. The first post is Through Growth to Achievement #Gonski Review 2.0 The ever insightful Dean Ashenden presents his analysis in Inside Story: An end to the industrial model of schooling? Ashenden writes that while the latest Gonski report points a way … Continue reading Links of interest on the Gonski report 2.0

Evidence II: The mathematics strikes back

Posted by & filed under Adrian Simpson, analysis, education, future, James Ladwig, policy, politics, reflection, Research, Teaching.

So just over 12 months ago, I blogged about the ‘Evidence for Learning’ [E4L] Toolkit, which was, then, newly available for Australian teachers as an accessible resource which purports to break down research in order to provide a metric of “what works”. (At this juncture I’m reminded of Dylan Wiliams’ warning that ‘everything works somewhere, … Continue reading Evidence II: The mathematics strikes back