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No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose

No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
There were lots of fun gadgets and gizmos on display at the recent EduTech conference. But most of it is really just gimmickry when we really need a greater focus on learning.
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Why I Hate Gratuitous Childhood Graduations

Why I Hate Gratuitous Childhood Graduations | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
"It’s not noteworthy that your kid is officially a middle schooler; it’s expected"
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Is capitalism the problem as falling returns dry up?

Is capitalism the problem as falling returns dry up? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Investment as a consequence of falling returns is drying up. If that trend continues then the Australian economy is headed for a major fall. John Passant questions whether capitalism is the problem...
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Peter Thomas, ‘Revolutions, Passive and Permanent’ | Progress in Political Economy (PPE)

Peter Thomas, ‘Revolutions, Passive and Permanent’ | Progress in Political Economy (PPE) | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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Karl Marx Was Right: Chris Hedges

Karl Marx Was Right: Chris Hedges | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The economist and philosopher foresaw that capitalism had built within it the seeds of its own destruction, that the greed of a tiny elite would eventually bring down the system. The final stages that he predicted are visible all around us now.
- 2015/05/31
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Getting ready for Pope Francis' environmental Rerum Novarum - Eureka Street

Getting ready for Pope Francis' environmental Rerum Novarum - Eureka Street | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI made passing reference to environmental issues. Benedict spoke of the need for protection of the environment, resources the climate in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate. But in terms of its significance, Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical has the potential to do for the environmental movement what Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum (1891) did for the union movement – to provide it with a powerful source of moral and religious legitimacy in the face of those forces which have sought to limit their influence. By Neil Ormerod.
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The products most Googled in every country of the world in one crazy map

The products most Googled in every country of the world in one crazy map | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Fascinating (and troubling) results.
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Ross Gittins: Everything you need to know about the Australian economy

Ross Gittins: Everything you need to know about the Australian economy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
In an extract from his new book, Ross Gittins explains everything you need to know about the Australian economy – and admits to his five worst predictions.
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5 Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Studies That Prove Republicans Are Just Stupid

5 Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Studies That Prove Republicans Are Just Stupid | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Republicans like to say that liberals are stupid, but these five scientific studies prove they're not even smart enough to make this assumption.
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Our fake Australian democracy

Our fake Australian democracy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Australia’s system of representative democracy is controlled by the major political parties, who bend it to their own purposes, leading to widespread voter dissatisfaction. Managing editor David...
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What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated

What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
"It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward."

Nearly four deca
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VAEE Home

VAEE Home | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
VAEE is the subject association for VCE environmental science in Victoria.
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Democratic Audit UK

Democratic Audit UK | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Democratic Audit monitors democracy and freedom in Britain through a major blog, a series of democracy assessments, reports, commissions and evidence to Parliament
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The Bishop’s Gambit: cutting and pasting denialist errors –

The Bishop’s Gambit: cutting and pasting denialist errors – | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A group of bloggers has again sprung Julie Bishop using material from other sources - including some howling errors.
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Peter Thomas, ‘Revolutions, Passive and Permanent’ | Progress in Political Economy (PPE)

Peter Thomas, ‘Revolutions, Passive and Permanent’ | Progress in Political Economy (PPE) | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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Concert for the planet

Concert for the planet | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The Global Orchestra aims to host large scale community events around the
act of playing music. We use music and technology to enable mass
participation in a shared performance experience that will bring humanity
together for a common cause: the future sustainability of our planet. The
Global Orchestra aims to host large scale community events around the act
of playing music. We use music and technology to enable mass participation
in a shared performance experience that will bring humanity together for a
common cause: the future sustainability of our planet.
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My green school dream

My green school dream | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world's largest freestanding bamboo building.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why We Torture Asylum Seekers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask | newmatilda.com

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why We Torture Asylum Seekers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask | newmatilda.com | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill is currently being reviewed by the Senate. The bill will broaden powers of immigration detention centre staff to use force and will reduce their accountability, placing detention centre operations outside the rule of law.
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How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved
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Call the final whistle | @turnfordblog

Call the final whistle | @turnfordblog | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
 Nick Rose is a ‘Leading Practitioner’ for psychology and research, and teaches at a comprehensive secondary school in Hertfordshire. His blog can be found here and he occasionally tweets as @turnf...
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Struggle Street: How much do we hate the Western Suburbs? - The AIM Network

Struggle Street: How much do we hate the Western Suburbs? - The AIM Network | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
 

PM Tony Abbott regards wealth as a refection of morals, the more money you have, the better person you are. Like right-wing corporate neo-cons the world over - if you are poor it is because
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