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Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

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Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service - Download the ebook!

Growth in digital innovations has created a range of opportunities for enhanced customer service delivery. However, government agencies continue to grapple with effectively managing customer service channels while continuing to gather and analyse meaningful customer data. In addition, as the front facing component of the public sector evolves, it is important to bring internal stakeholders … Continue reading Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service – Download the ebook!

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Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

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Data.gov.au to become a 'world-leading example of public open data'

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

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Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

“For too long, schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” Teachers make generations of difference – impacting the children we teach today, their children and their children. Having a great education creates great opportunity, and opportunities for future generations. The environment where that learning takes place is vital. If our … Continue reading Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

11
Oct 17

7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

11
Oct 17

The Public Sector in a Digital Era

Author:Eileen Cai

Organisations and businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the efficiency of day to day operations and the quality of their products to customers. Digital transformation is leading the way in the government sector to meet the rising expectations of customers. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for example, is … Continue reading The Public Sector in a Digital Era

21
Sep 17

7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

There are a variety of factors that prevent women from achieving gender parity in the workplace. Personal factors like family obligations affect many women, but for many more, it is the structural and organisational barriers that stand in their way. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, here are 7 top tips … Continue reading 7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

15
Sep 17

Not about happiness: mental health in schools

Author:Eileen Cai

Every year schools share the same common goal of improving results and maximising student potential. But apart from the basic literacy, numeracy and science goals, studies have shown that boosting mental health can increase engagement and better test scores. According to studies conducted by Martin Seligman (former president of the American Psychology Association), the results … Continue reading Not about happiness: mental health in schools

14
Sep 17

Great moments in gender pay gap denial

Equal Pay Day is a big day for raising awareness of the gender pay gap: its size, its impact, its causes and most importantly, what to do about it. It’s also a big day for gender pay gap deniers – a small but determined group, affronted that we continue to peddle such ‘rubbish’. Equal Pay Day … Continue reading Great moments in gender pay gap denial

14
Sep 17

How boosting mental health can boost grades

Author:Eileen Cai

According to an article published by the Herald Sun, research shows that in the last year one in seven Australian children had a mental health disorder. This highlights the need for schools to focus more on boosting mental health in order to achieve better results. “Happy, healthy and resilient students learn better, stay in school … Continue reading How boosting mental health can boost grades

06
Sep 17

Resilience building in action: A case study

J&G is excited to be working at the frontlines of this great challenge, developing and empowering leaders to survive and thrive in the changing world around us.   We recently partnered with a large and geographically dispersed system of NSW schools which is deeply committed to the wellbeing of its leaders and to ongoing system … Continue reading Resilience building in action: A case study

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Aug 17

The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

A joint mental health report produced by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute has made a series of recommendations that should be adopted if Australia is to make any headway in tackling this crisis. In this blog, I have highlighted the top three recommendations from this report, which should prove invaluable in efforts to tackle … Continue reading The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute