03
Sep 19

Window & Door Selection for Learning Environments

Earlier this year, AWS (Architectural Window Systems) presented at Criterion Conference’s Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference on the need for natural ventilation and indoor air quality.  AWS has developed a reputation for solutions focused design, developing bespoke product solutions to meet the needs of specific industry sectors, projects or applications. This focus … Continue reading Window & Door Selection for Learning Environments

02
Sep 19

Algorithm for success – Equipping teachers with data

Schools across Australia are under immense pressure to improve student outcomes. The sector is turning to data and implementing evidence-based teaching as a method of enhancing student learning and enabling differentiated teaching.  Jennie Quinn, Education Officer of Diverse Learning Initiatives at the Sydney Catholic Schools Office, doesn’t believe we’re yet realising the full potential of … Continue reading Algorithm for success – Equipping teachers with data

26
Jul 19

Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

Australia is producing less STEM graduates now than it was 10 years ago. The findings, published in Business Insider Australia, revealed the growing challenge for Australian companies to find staff with suitable skills. While 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM related skills, the proportion of Australian graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering … Continue reading Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

18
Jul 19

Universities face cyber security deficit

Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information.  An attack on a major Australian university last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 19 years but was only detected in June this year.  The Vice-Chancellor said there was unauthorised access to significant … Continue reading Universities face cyber security deficit

16
Jul 19

Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

Australia is producing less STEM graduates now than it was 10 years ago. The findings, published in Business Insider Australia, revealed the growing challenge for Australian companies to find staff with suitable skills. While 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM related skills, the proportion of Australian graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering … Continue reading Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

27
Jun 19

Key considerations when organising schools vertically 

Sydney’s population is projected to double in size over the next 40 years, according to School Infrastructure NSW. This is the first major increase in the school-age population since the Baby Boom of the 1950s.  We will see a 21% growth in student numbers (that’s an extra 269,000 students) and need an equivalent 7,200 classrooms … Continue reading Key considerations when organising schools vertically 

24
Jun 19

Maximising spaces as an enabler of better student outcomes

Education professionals like yourself with an interest in pedagogy and the way students learn best are well aware of the impact the classroom environment has on student outcomes. Research from the University of Salford has found classroom design can have a 25 percent impact on student achievement- positive or negative. The one-size-fits-all approach or ‘traditional’ … Continue reading Maximising spaces as an enabler of better student outcomes

20
Jun 19

Cyber attacks affecting universities globally – Are you prepared?

The recent cyber attacks on major Australian Universities have other institutions across the country preparing for similar events. ANU hit the headlines earlier this month, and now ACU has become the latest institute to suffer a breach when staff fell victim to a phishing scam. Both of these incidents have amplified the need for universities to … Continue reading Cyber attacks affecting universities globally – Are you prepared?