Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose.
— Abraham Maslow
Welcome. This section will be used to bring to your attention new schemes, plans and other information you may not necessarily have come into contact with. As someone once said - “Just the facts”. Use the information if you feel the items are of specific interest to you or you simply want to know more about some of the things currently happening within Australian education.
‘ComparED is a new hands-on experience helping prospective students explore and compare Higher Education study options across Australian Institutions. The data is based on the real life experiences of past students and quality outcomes sourced from the QILT survey’.
ComparED allows you to compare up to 6 institutions or study areas at a time, giving you satisfaction levels for a number of aspects. You could well be surprised at results provided. At the very least, it will give you an idea of how other students experienced what you want to do and which institutions are regarded highly [or otherwise] in the way they help you experience your studies. Perhaps it might change your current view about your future education and where you do it.
‘Have Your Say - National Quality Framework Review. Regular reviews of the National Quality Framework ensure the regulatory system supported by all Australian governments remains current and continues to drive quality improvement in supporting children’s learning and development. Your feedback will help inform government decision making on the regulation of quality education and care in Australia’.
‘The Consultation Regulation Impact Statement [CRIS] is now available and we are seeking your feedback by 30 April 2021. You can provide feedback by completing a survey or sending us a written submission. Don’t miss this important opportunity to have your say on the future regulation of quality education and care services in Australia’. Short video and an FAQ page provide further information.
‘The Third Onshore International Student Sentiment Survey is currently open, but closes 9am AEST, Tuesday 6 April 2021. Surveys are open to all international students over 16 years of age, currently residing in Australia. Surveys are completed online and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete’. We regret the limited notice, but why not take the opportunity make your feelings known ?
‘Last month we listed the new Australian Education Research Organisation. AERO has now produced four Tried and tested evidence guides for classroom teachers. These guides aim to support teachers’ ongoing professional development by summarising key practices that can rapidly improve learning outcomes for students in Australian classrooms. The guides can be read individually or together.
Each individual guide is carefully sequenced, providing a step-by-step outline of how to effectively implement practices’. Really well presented and worth looking at.
Kelvin Grove State School [Qld.] Teacher and Class April 1951. A vastly different place to that which would exist today. It brings back a lot of memories.
[Queensland State Archives - Kelvin Grove State School Teacher and Class April 1951 - [Wikimedia Commons]
Find major headlines from across Australia relating to education - from Early Childhood to Tertiary level plus an “Other” section.
Several new items are listed for your information. Many are current. See whether they interest you or not. Most are Australian in origin.
Find out if there is anything new, what pages and other areas have recently been updated and what we are planning to do next.