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Tracy Woodroffe

How much do you know about the diversity of Aboriginal culture in Australia?

By Dr Tracy Woodroffe

Many mainstream classrooms in Australia are perceived as monocultural and monolingual (Morrison et al., 2019). This perception could also be extended to the composition of the teaching workforce (Santoro, 2007). Unfortunately, considering this, the teaching and learning taking place could be quite limiting and exclude Australia’s rich history and First Nations people. Read more

Mental Health Practitioners initiative

Statewide mental health support for secondary schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. Read more

Sheldon College

Evolving for the future

Dr Lyn Bishop OAM, Principal of Sheldon College talks to Education Matters about how the College continues to evolve, the importance of leadership, and building quality relationships. Read more

eSafety

A framework for getting students to safely navigate the online world

In July, our team launched the Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education. This is Australia’s first-ever national framework for schools and teachers designed to help educators equip young people with the necessary skills to safely navigate the online world, writes eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant. Read more

Andrew Smith

Lifelong learning starts at school

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published Learning for Life: the latest edition of their Skills Outlook Report, Education Services Australia CEO Andrew Smith discusses. Read more

Mud Kitchen

Hands-on unplugged play key to kids’ learning

They’re big, bold, unplugged and ideal for schools, museums, and community spaces looking to inspire a generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators.  Read more

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