We all know that students love the investigative and experimental nature of Science and Technology. They value hands on experiences over all else. However, providing opportunities for such learning experiences is becoming harder as testing and data collection take hold in our schools. When you mention Science, kids think experiments and hands on learning, so … Continue reading STEAM Train: Outdoor Tinkering Studio
In the academic workplace, academics are increasingly expected to provide robust evidence of the quality, effectiveness and impact of their work. Academic work typically flows in four broad streams of activity: disciplinary research, teaching, institutional service and community service. Increasingly, each of these areas involves a commitment of time and effort that is devoted to … Continue reading The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework
Whether you’re looking for a quick, fun activity or long term projects to boost STEM learning, we’ve got a collection of STEM activities to get the ball rolling this term! Science Watch liquid move without touching it by making magnetic slime Get term started with a bang with these exploding pop rockets Understand the characteristics … Continue reading STEM-spiration: 14 STEM activities for the new term!
Picture this… a school surrounded by complementary facilities and services, with learning at the heart of the community. Resources shared by all, a suite of spaces providing integration between learning and community, at the same time affording appropriate security and privacy for students. The school embedded in the fabric of its surrounds. Ahhh, a perfect … Continue reading Integrating planning for schools and community facilities: A vision for schools as community hubs
Across the world, education is going through a paradigm shift with a hype around “21st Century Learning”. But is Australia reaching the standard? A recent article, UN agency ranks Australia 39 out of 41 countries for quality education, says it all. “There’s certainly a decline in real terms in the education space in Australia, partly … Continue reading 21st Century learning isn’t just about the fancy furniture
There are several reasons why an organisation might choose to take a systematic approach to benefits management. A methodical approach to benefits management can assist the project owner to clearly articulate the proposed problem or opportunity and achieve project outcomes. It can inform project investment decision-making and project design, and it can form the basis … Continue reading Embedding a Benefit Delivery Framework at the University of Melbourne
For public sector professionals looking to engage their public stakeholders, creative and effective campaigns are essential to connect with the right audience and result in a real behaviour change. These exceptional campaigns demonstrate that government agencies and departments are making strides to deliver creative communication that gets to the heart of sometimes difficult topics. 1. … Continue reading 3 Examples of exceptional public service campaigns
You are out on site doing a bridge inspection, the water level of the creek is nearing the top of your waders, and you see something unusual on the deck soffit three spans further away. You grab the binoculars for a better look and then push the zoom on your camera to the absolute limit … Continue reading Utilising drones for bridge inspections