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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

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Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover

Private Health Insurance is integral to the success of Australia’s health system. More than 13 million Australians have some form of private health insurance. Recent research shows that 80 per cent of health fund members value their PHI because it gives them security, confidence they can access medical treatment when and where they need it. … Continue reading Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover

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Forget the glass ceiling, are you on a glass cliff?

The glass cliff refers to a phenomenon where women (and other minorities) are more likely to be appointed or promoted to leadership roles during times of crisis, therefore facing harsher criticism and greater risk of failure when attempting to rectify inherited problems. A number of reasons have been suggested for why women are more likely … Continue reading Forget the glass ceiling, are you on a glass cliff?

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Academics pressured into exaggerating research impact predictions

‘Charades’, ‘illusions’, ‘virtually meaningless’ and ‘made up stories’ – all phrases used by academics to describe predictions they are forced to make about research impact as part of funding applications. A new study to “consider how academics sacrifice scholarly integrity when selling their research ideas, or more specifically, the non-academic impact of these, to research … Continue reading Academics pressured into exaggerating research impact predictions

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Is your workplace design hindering performance and innovation?

Workplace design is a key driver in organisational performance, creativity and innovation according to the newly released Gensler Workplace Survey. The report assesses how and where work takes place, how effectively the workplace supports that work, and how the workplace environment impacts overall employee experience. A sample of over 4,000 office workers in 11 different … Continue reading Is your workplace design hindering performance and innovation?

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Mental health hospitalisation rates vastly higher in remote areas

Residents of regional and remote areas are far more likely to spend time in hospital for mental health issues than those living in cities, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Mental health hospitalisation rates for the 2013-14 period were highest in remote areas at 1,096 per 100,000 … Continue reading Mental health hospitalisation rates vastly higher in remote areas

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Sep 16

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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Sep 16

‘Lack of recognition’ the main reason new teachers change careers

Almost a quarter of teachers consider leaving the profession within their first five years of teaching, according to data released by the Australian Institute for Teaching and Learning (AITSL) last year. The Initial Teacher Education data report found that the main reason new teachers contemplate an alternative career is insufficient recognition or reward. This issue … Continue reading ‘Lack of recognition’ the main reason new teachers change careers

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Sep 16

Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

With events on topics including STEM Education, the Digital Technologies Curriculum, School Learning Space Design and Learning Differentiation, we strive to practice what we preach when it comes to cutting edge developments in the education sector. As schools move away from book-focused, desk-orientated learning, we design our conferences to reflect the latest advances in teaching … Continue reading Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

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Sep 16

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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Sep 16

How the residential aged care market will shift under choice & control

In an industry where Government has traditionally controlled supply through a licensing process, allocated places through an assessment team and been the principal funder of resident care, introducing concepts like consumer choice and competition requires cultural change. The change in mindset doesn’t just apply to operators however, it applies just as much to Government itself. … Continue reading How the residential aged care market will shift under choice & control

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Sep 16

Finding the balance: Dealing with adolescent violence in the home

Author:Jo Howard

Adolescent violence in the home can be a tricky issue to discuss publicly – it’s easy for the media to sensationalise the issue and claim this generation of young people are entitled, under disciplined and narcissistic. Adolescence, like toddlerhood, is a period of development which is self, rather than other, focused. Adolescents grow into well adjusted … Continue reading Finding the balance: Dealing with adolescent violence in the home

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Sep 16

Pro Bono’s Guide to Giving 2017

The Guide to Giving is Australia’s most established Not for Profit and charity directory, for organisations that are seeking philanthropic funding and community interaction. Based around two platforms there is a printed and digital version of the directory. The printed edition is distributed free of charge to over 56,000 lawyers and CPA Australia Members. It … Continue reading Pro Bono’s Guide to Giving 2017