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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

Welcome to the REAIE AITSL Teacher Standards - Home Education 3.0 Novita Children’s Services - Home National Disability Insurance Scheme Since the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme on 1 July 2013, Novita is providing support and services to even more South Australian children with disabilities and special needs. Visit our NDIS resources page to keep up-to-date with what it means for you.

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 Mentoring Skills - Career Development from MindTools Using Your Knowledge and Experience to Help Others Pass on insights, knowledge and skills. © iStockphoto/asiseeit Whether it's some advice for a friend on helping them look for a new job, or guidance for a child embarking on their first day at school, many of us regularly use our knowledge and experience to help and guide others. But this type of help and guidance isn't just useful for our friends and family – by mentoring in the workplace, you can help people increase their effectiveness, advance their careers, and create a more productive organization. In this article, we'll look at the benefits of mentoring, and the skills you need to be a good mentor. Benefits of Mentoring Mentoring is a relationship between two people – the "mentor" and the "mentee." Mentoring can help the mentee feel more confident and self-supporting. For an organization, mentoring is a good way of efficiently transferring valuable competencies from one person to another. Note: There are two main types of mentoring:

International School and Community Links Get Started… Did You Know…? Executive Vice President David Cope's career has taken him to Europe, Africa, North and Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. function KeepSessionAlive() { ourDate = new Date(); document.getElementById('imgKeepAlive').src = '/editor/KeepAlive.aspx?