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All eyes on coding in schools - The Australian

All eyes on coding in schools - The Australian | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
“THE Australian Computer Society and StartupAus have welcomed the Abbott government’s decision to refer proposed curriculum changes to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.”
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Classroom maths irrelevant to workplace, says Professor Ian Chubb - Courier Mail

Classroom maths irrelevant to workplace, says Professor Ian Chubb - Courier Mail | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
“THE nation’s top scientist has warned that basic classroom maths is irrelevant and failing to prepare Australian students for the workplace.”
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Review of the Australian Curriculum reveals not enough time is spent on ... - Courier Mail

Review of the Australian Curriculum reveals not enough time is spent on ... - Courier Mail | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
PARENTS have been promised more “friendly” school subjects for their children under curriculum changes that will lead to “back-to-­basics” learning.
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Stop tinkering with school history, and start teaching it - SBS (blog)

Stop tinkering with school history, and start teaching it - SBS (blog) | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Stop tinkering with school history, and start teaching it SBS (blog) The term “black armband” was resurrected in April by the then-Shadow Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, who used the phrase to complain about the “confidence-sapping”...
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Election 2013: ACS pushes for technology curriculum reform - CIO Australia

Election 2013: ACS pushes for technology curriculum reform CIO Australia With the federal election approaching coming in September, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) is continuing to push for national curriculum reform, saying that there needs...
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Important to keep up these skills although many jobs are now offshore.  Low IT skills base will be a future problem. 

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Where Have We Got to With National Curriculum Reform? Part One ...

Where Have We Got to With National Curriculum Reform? Part One ... | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
This post – released on the cusp of a long-awaited National Curriculum announcement – is a narrative-cum-commentary on key developments since the Government's first National Curriculum Review response in June 2012.
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Progress for Queensland in NAPLAN tests - The Australian

Progress for Queensland in NAPLAN tests - The Australian | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Progress for Queensland in NAPLAN testsThe AustralianMr Garrett and federal president of the Australian Education Union Angelo Gavrielatos said the results confirmed the need to reform the school funding system, which is to be considered by the...
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A dumbed down debate, but those tests still hold some lessons - The Age

A dumbed down debate, but those tests still hold some lessons - The Age | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
A dumbed down debate, but those tests still hold some lessonsThe AgeFirst, using results from just two year levels in only three areas of the curriculum, claims are made about the quality of Australian education.
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Education must prepare all students for a future - The Canberra Times

Education must prepare all students for a future - The Canberra Times | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
The Canberra Times Education must prepare all students for a future The Canberra Times There has been a substantial growth in the development of a variety of partnerships between colleges, external training providers, industry and universities to...
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Syllabus will put parents in classroom

Syllabus will put parents in classroom | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
CLASSROOM teaching will be revolutionised by the new curriculum content for the core subjects of English, maths, history and science.
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Concern over national plan for early puberty education

Concern over national plan for early puberty education | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
AWARENESS is one thing; premature education another.
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Educators warn chaos looms with high school curriculum shake-up

Educators warn chaos looms with high school curriculum shake-up | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND Year 11 and 12 classes face a major shake-up under national curriculum proposals, which the State Government warns will limit teachers and have a negative impact on schools.
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The Shape of the Australian Curriculum discussion | Australian Policy Online

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Barry Spurr may have resigned, but the national curriculum review is tainted - The Guardian

Barry Spurr may have resigned, but the national curriculum review is tainted - The Guardian | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
“I don’t care much that Barry Spurr has resigned from Sydney University. His ‘private’ views on racism are still remarkably similar to those in the national curriculum review”
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Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy in ... - Yahoo!7 News

Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy in ... - Yahoo!7 News | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
“Educators are arguing for creativity to be taken just as seriously as literacy and numeracy despite a national curriculum review suggesting its focus be reduced.”
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Teachers plan science curriculum - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

Teachers plan science curriculum - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Teachers plan science curriculum St George and Sutherland Shire Leader To enhance their own professional development, teachers also worked with a science professor from the Australian Academy of Science.
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English for the Australian Curriculum

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Produced in partnership with Education Services Australia and the joint associations of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia,

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NAPLAN: To test or not to test? That is not the question - On Line opinion

NAPLAN: To test or not to test? That is not the question - On Line opinion | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
NAPLAN: To test or not to test? That is not the question
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The Only Way to Get Important Things Done

"The proper role for your pre-frontal cortex is to decide what behavior you want to change, design the ritual you'll undertake, and then get out of the way. "It is a profoundly erroneous truism that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing," the philosopher A.N. Whitehead explained back in 1911. "The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.

 

Indeed many great performers aren't even consciously aware that's what they've done. They've built their rituals intuitively."


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"It is a profoundly erroneous truism that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing" -- this resonates with user experience design -- we talked tonight about the need for the interface to be transparent, in the background, so that it doesn't interfere with whatever you're trying to do.
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I like the idea of time management via ritual put forth by the author.  

Patrizia Splendiani's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:16 AM

Time management... "just the way you are..."

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Holocaust to be part of Australia's national curriculum | Newsnet 14

Holocaust to be part of Australia's national curriculum | Newsnet 14 | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Loading ... SYDNEY (JTA) –. The Holocaust will be taught in all states and territories to students in years 9 and 10, or aged 14 to 16, as a major world event of World War II, a spokesman for the Australian Curriculum, ...
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Chinese and Italian draft curricula released | Ministers' Media Centre

Chinese and Italian draft curricula released | Ministers' Media Centre | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Under the National Plan for School Improvement, we want all schools to implement the national curriculum in all subjects, giving every Australian student a common, high-quality learning entitlement. Other languages are ...
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Gillard's education pipedream - Eureka Street

Gillard's education pipedream - Eureka Street | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Gillard's education pipedream Eureka Street Many of her initiatives are both necessary and constructive: a revived national curriculum; publicly available information about the resourcing and performance of every school; support to schools in...
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Grade 5 and 6 kids to get sex education classes

Grade 5 and 6 kids to get sex education classes | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
Grade 5 and 6 kids to get sex education classes...
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National testing to shift online next year

National testing to shift online next year | Australian curriculum | Scoop.it
STUDENTS will sit national tests online for the first time next year, with education authorities also investigating how to deliver NAPLAN exams electronically.
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Glearning: Digital storytelling - ideas for animation projects

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