Curriculum and Leadership Journal

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14 Feb 2011

The author takes two Year 9 science classes, composed entirely of Torres Strait Islander students, at a school in Far North Queensland. In 2007 and 2008 he introduced elements of Indigenous language and culture into the classes, and conducted a study measuring their...

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2 Oct 2010

The Connected Classrooms Program in NSW is providing staff and students in the state's public schools with new opportunities for collaborative learning. Using state-of-the-art technology available through the CCP, staff and students are gaining opportunities to obtain, create, collaborate and share knowledge in new ways....

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27 Aug 2010

Assessment for Learning (AfL), or formative assessment, refers to the frequent assessment of students' academic progress so as to identify their learning needs and inform the next phase of teaching and learning. AfL has won increasing recognition within curriculum policy in Australia, but at the...

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26 Jul 2010

The Making Of Modern Australia is a four-part television series about social history appearing on ABC television. The series is accompanied by an interactive website that allows ordinary people to upload their own stories and experiences of Australian history. As such The Making of...

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19 Jul 2010

A growing body of literature supports Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) as a means to improve students' engagement and active participation in their education, and as a way to equip students for employment and social participation in the modern world. However, the introduction of an IBL curriculum...

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18 Jun 2010

This article is adapted from a new Australian Government report, The Current State of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean Language Education in Australian Schools: Four Languages, Four Stories. The report summarises findings from four separate reports on each language. It also notes that education in...

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7 Jun 2010

Current definitions of literacy frequently refer to multimedia and multimodal texts, and there are references to such materials throughout the draft version of the new national English curriculum. It is therefore timely to consider how teachers can become familiar with and confident in their use...


7 Jun 2010

A concerted analysis will find that there is a dramatic difference between a 'school library' and an information services unit, a difference that has to do with both perception and the actual situation.

There is a vital and growing need for information professionals with...

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12 Mar 2010

This article reports on research into the potential of interactive multimedia to develop K-1 students' understanding of fractions.

Children participating in the research used three different types of interactive multimedia designed to further their understanding of mathematics. Students who had participated in the intervention...


27 Nov 2009

From next year, four New South Wales primary schools will take part in the State's new Bilingual Schools Program, under which a range of subject areas will be conducted in Mandarin, Korean, Japanese or Indonesian. The program will be offered as an option alongside the...

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25 Nov 2009

The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides learning opportunities to disadvantaged children through music and the creative arts.

The Song Room's vision is that all Australian children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education,...

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9 Nov 2009

Students need an understanding of the nature of science – what it means to make a scientific claim, what evidence is relevant to supporting such a claim and how to critically evaluate that evidence – and of the relationships between science, technology and society....

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25 Jul 2009

This article describes a program where postgraduate education students at Flinders University are helping to support young people who struggle with mathematics.

A unit of their course called Numeracy, Mathematics and Learning Difficulties connects each student with a primary school learner in need of...

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16 Feb 2009

Ideally, towns and cities should be the site where children socialise, observe and learn how society functions. They should also be places where children can find refuge, discover nature and find tolerant and caring adults who will encourage them to explore and wonder about their...

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16 Feb 2009

People from backgrounds of low socio-economic status (SES) are significantly under-represented in Australian higher education. In urban areas, people from low SES comprise 12.8% of the population but occupy only 9% of higher education places. However, once enrolled at university, low-SES students in urban areas...

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30 Jul 2008

Western Australia?s public schools are gaining access to a new online teaching and learning system. The Schools Online Curriculum Services (SOCS) program, provided by the Department of Education and Training (DET), offers a content management and search system, a Web portal and curriculum information management...

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22 Jun 2008

Teacher librarians need to be at the forefront of curriculum change within their schools. They must be leaders in this change. In their role as information specialists they are well placed to facilitate the shift to a critical thinking, ICT and personal learning framework such...


22 Jun 2008

This article provides an overview of the current situation in the teaching of languages by providing some data regarding student participation in languages, outlining activities being undertaken collaboratively at the national level and providing information about recent Australian Government initiatives.


12 May 2008

Australia has relatively high levels of education, and our students perform well in international achievement tests, but there is an unacceptable gap between the performance of our best students and our weakest, many of whom are pooled in schools that are hard to staff. While...

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24 Mar 2008

Our observations, conversations with teachers and students, and our reading of the research literature have convinced us that ability grouping in mathematics is a major impediment to the mathematical learning of students and their beliefs about themselves as mathematical thinkers. Any benefits which accrue from...