Pathway Opens for New Class of Cops

 

Whiz Kids Shine

They wear Olympic colours and they train around the clock. But these Canberra teens are not your typical elite athletes. Read the full article from the Chronicle – 26 June – here.

Bright sparks make the connection

The ability to “speak apprentice” is one of Geoff Clisby’s most effective tools when training the next generation of electricians. Clisby, who teaches subjects in the Certificate III Electrotechnology course at Chisholm Institute, says his background in the trade helps him get the best from students. “Sharing experiences with apprentices helps to get their attention … Continue reading Bright sparks make the connection

New learning centre opens in Tuggeranong

The $5.9 million Centre for Innovation and Learning at Caroline Chisholm School was opened today. The centre will provide students and teachers at Tuggeranong public schools, and in the wider ACT public schools network, with access to  facilities where they can develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Read the full article from … Continue reading New learning centre opens in Tuggeranong

Review to bring students back to STEM

Schools, universities and the ATAR system are driving students away from vital science, maths and technology subjects, according to chief scientist Alan Finkel, who has strongly defended the importance of STEM in a report to the country’s education ministers. Dr Finkel has urged a review of the university entrance system, the reintroduction of maths as … Continue reading Review to bring students back to STEM

New method flips teaching on its head

A new teaching method, where explanations of a subject are delivered online at home and the usual homework becomes classwork, could be piloted in NSW high schools within two years. The inverted model of teaching, best exemplified by the teachings of maths ”super teacher” Eddie Woo, is being trialled among 70 preservice teachers at Macquarie … Continue reading New method flips teaching on its head

‘You don’t learn that at University’: 40 per cent of degrees will soon be obsolete, report finds

About 40 per cent of existing university degrees will soon be obsolete and traditional undergraduate or postgraduate degrees could disappear within a decade, global accounting firm Ernst and Young says. Universities will also need to begin the move towards “lifelong learning”, that is delivered largely online, in the next five years to survive, according to … Continue reading ‘You don’t learn that at University’: 40 per cent of degrees will soon be obsolete, report finds

Discovering dream jobs of the future

Waiting until high school to start thinking about future career pathways is a big mistake, according to the brains behind a groundbreaking program that is geared towards primary school students. The BEcoME program, which is accessible via a web app and in-school workshops, aims to prepare young people for jobs of the future, many of … Continue reading Discovering dream jobs of the future