26
May 17

Industry & STEM: Real world applications in the classroom

We all know that we can teach theory and knowledge in the classroom, but it’s the application of knowledge that is key. Fulton Hogan Construction and Edwardstown Primary School have been collaborating to give students the chance to address real world problems from the classroom. Christie Evans, Year 6/7 Teacher, Edwardstown Primary School met several … Continue reading Industry & STEM: Real world applications in the classroom

24
May 17

‘I don’t like being called a teacher. I consider myself a facilitator of learning’

Suzy Urbaniak was the 2016 winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. She is Earth & Environmental Science Teacher at Kent Street High School, and an advocate of trans-disciplinarian, STEAM based learning. A Geologist by profession, she found the classroom to be completely disconnected from the reality of … Continue reading ‘I don’t like being called a teacher. I consider myself a facilitator of learning’

15
May 17

STEM learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

At St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, the Junior School leadership team is both deliberate and intentional in achieving a shared vision for STEM. Together with students and teachers, we are committed to our STEM vision statement: “Prepare our girls for a complex, challenging and changing world that will require creative, global solutions” To support this … Continue reading STEM learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

08
May 17

Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

Author:Ian Smith

American writer Randy Pausch has a saying: if there is an elephant in the room – then introduce it! Many, if not all, universities in Australia are currently hosting an “elephant in the room”. And in most cases that elephant is being ignored, its existence denied or downplayed; anything other than it being introduced, and … Continue reading Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

19
Apr 17

Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery … Continue reading Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

06
Apr 17

Timeline: changes to university admissions policies

Early last year, the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) was requested by the Minister to consider how higher education student admissions policies could be more transparent, without increasing regulation. By November 2016 HESP had made 14 recommendations, suggesting that providers need to use accurate descriptions of ATAR thresholds and other admission requirements, and publish information … Continue reading Timeline: changes to university admissions policies

03
Apr 17

Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

Paul Duldig, Head of University Services at University of Melbourne, spoke at the 2016 Business Improvement in Universities conference in Melbourne. This podcast is a recording of his presentation, ‘Melbourne University – Move then Improve’, in which he covers their new operating model and key learnings one year on from implementation. The University undertook their … Continue reading Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

28
Mar 17

How Monash is simplifying solutions for students

Our CIO portfolio launched the Student First Task Force (SFTF) in 2015 with a focus on making processes and systems less confusing for students and creating efficiencies for staff. Our aim is to create a personalised way for our students to engage with the university by putting them first and making things easier, simpler and … Continue reading How Monash is simplifying solutions for students