fbpx
Friday, 21 Feb 2020
Category: Education & Learning

Building global competence in students

Malcolm Elliott, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) discusses the importance of building global competence, and how this can benefit students in the future. Australia’s relationship with neighbouring Asian nations presents a range of outstanding educational opportunities for students, teachers and families right across Australia. The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) has been forging […]

Continue Reading

Here’s why your preschooler should be learning maths

As our preschoolers grow and gain confidence, many parents get stuck into encouraging literacy and social skills with school readiness in mind. While we’re also teaching basics like counting from one to 10, The Australian newspaper points out that we’re not focusing on early maths concepts as readily or thoroughly as reading and writing skills. Innovation drought? Spending time […]

Continue Reading

New project examines benefits of reading at school

The impact of dedicated daily reading at school on students’ literacy and motivation is the focus of a new School Based Research Project supported by the Association of Independent Schools NSW (AISNSW). AISNSW’s School Based Research Project initiative, now in its sixth year, has so far supported 25 schools to undertake quality research to improve […]

Continue Reading

Mathematics milestones prekinder

There is a misconception amongst some parents that mathematics education does not seriously begin until the first formal year of schooling. In fact your pre-kinder student has already begun developing a range of mathematical behaviours which will support their numeracy development. These emerging numeracy skills, like all milestones will develop within the context of opportunity […]

Continue Reading

How to tell time

From the pre-schooler fascination of how night and day happens, to the family teenager who needs to negotiate train, bus and movie session timetables to enjoy their night out, learning to tell the time is an important skill which parents can easily support at home. Children across Australia are taught the concept of time from […]

Continue Reading

How Does the Brain Learn to Link Things Together?

HOW DOES THE BRAIN LINK RELATED OBJECTS? The purpose of our study was to understand how the brain links different things together. Imagine your friend gets a new dog. Your brain quickly learns this new link between your friend and the dog. Every time you see this dog, you know it belongs to your friend. […]

Continue Reading

Victoria’s early parenting centres to triple

Bringing a newborn baby home for the first time is one of the most precious moments for any parent – but for many families it can also be a stressful and challenging time. The Victorian Government has invested $213.7 million in the 2019-20 State Budget to provide more support for new Victorian mums and dads. […]

Continue Reading

The rise of the robot: Robotics in the modern classroom

Technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and its capabilities more diverse. With the ongoing desire to prepare students for the future workforce, Education Matters discusses robotics and its place in the modern classroom. As robotic technology evolves so too does its ability to impact the way we live and work. The concept of machines replacing work previously done […]

Continue Reading