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Nina’s Arena-Teaching & Learning in the Australian primary classroom | Just another weblog 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 Welcome to the REAIE Education 3.0 ® - Search for Child Care Centres Nannies Babysitters Au Pairs ACECQA — Home 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

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. 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?