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ACECQA — Research & Publications Change the Subject: Making the Case for Project-Based Learning What should students learn in the 21st century? At first glance, this question divides into two: what should students know, and what should they be able to do? But there's more at issue than knowledge and skills. For the innovation economy, dispositions come into play: readiness to collaborate, attention to multiple perspectives, initiative, persistence, and curiosity. While the content of any learning experience is important, the particular content is irrelevant. What really matters is how students react to it, shape it, or apply it. This is no small matter. Expanding the "Big Four" Why not study anthropology, zoology, or environmental science? It has long been axiomatic in the United States to separate students according to perceived academic ability, to separate academic from technical teaching and learning, and to isolate adolescents from the adult world they are about to enter. What might students do in such schools, in the absence of prescribed subjects? Notes & Reference

Community Child Care Association > Community Child Care Calmbirth® | Childbirth Education Classes include natural birthing techniques antenatal childbirth classes hypnobirthing About – Families Australia Established in 2001, Families Australia provides policy advice to the Federal Government and Parliament on ways to increase the wellbeing of families, especially those experiencing the greatest vulnerability and marginalisation. It does so on behalf of around 800 member organisations around Australia, all of whom work to advance family wellbeing and participation. Families Australia considers ‘family’ as taking a wide diversity of forms, all of which deserve respect and support. Families Australia takes a ‘hands-on’ approach by partnering with government, service delivery organisations and researchers to suggest, trial and deliver practical, innovative solutions to problems facing families. As well as our focus on improving child safety and wellbeing and ending family and domestic violence, we have a strong interest in policies that encourage workforce participation whilst maintaining healthy family dynamics. Current high priority work areas for Families Australia are:

AITSL Teacher Standards - Home Education 3.0 CareforKids.com.au ® - Search for Child Care Centres Nannies Babysitters Au Pairs About Q Shelter | Q Shelter Queensland Shelter Incorporated (Q Shelter) was founded over thirty years ago by concerned housing groups who were determined to see more social and affordable housing for those who need it, more rights for those in housing, and working with government to deliver better housing policy. As an incorporated association, we operate in line with our constitution and are supported by a broad membership base that includes passionate individual members, as well as for-profit and community organisations. Today, Q Shelter continues to provide an independent and impartial voice on behalf of the housing and homelessness sector, as well as for those who don’t have access to secure and affordable housing. We also work to strengthen the capacity of community housing providers and specialist homelessness services because we know that stronger organisations deliver better outcomes for those in need. Queensland Shelter is an incorporated association and registered charity.

Mentoring - A Mutually Beneficial Partnership - Career Development from MindTools A Mutually Beneficial Partnership © iStockphoto Do you want to move your career forward? Would you like to develop your leadership skills as well as help others learn, grow, and improve their skills? You can. More professionals these days are actively pursuing mentoring to advance their careers. A mentoring partnership can be rewarding to both people, personally and professionally. In this article, we'll look at what mentoring is, and discuss the reasons why you might enter into a mentoring partnership. What is Mentoring? Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. Mentors become trusted advisers and role models – people who have "been there" and "done that." A mentoring partnership may be between two people within the same company, same industry, or same networking organization. Mentoring and Other Professional Relationships Coaches, trainers, and consultants can all help you learn and grow professionally. Benefits to the Mentor

Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up It started as an effort to shine a spotlight on creative schools and teaching practices all over the country and became the inspiration for a new school. Three teachers, Michelle Healy, Brooke Peters and Todd Sutler, started out on a year-long journey they called The Odyssey Initiative to visit a list of schools they’d put together based on recommendations from education professors, journalists, and other teachers. “It stemmed from the idea of giving the public a window into what the daily life of a teacher was like — and that our schools aren’t necessarily failing,” said Michelle Healy, co-founder of Compass Charter School. “There are a lot of special amazing schools in our system that we could learn from.” Last school year, they traveled across the country documenting noteworthy teaching practices at district public schools, charter, private and parochial schools. Here’s what they learned. That process is easier when teachers know their students well. A visit to H.O. Related

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