Education experts discuss issues impacting schools and students
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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

David de Carvalho

Significance of First Nations curriculum

Professor Mark Rose, Deakin University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Innovation, is the Chair of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group. The group was established in 2014 to provide ACARA with advice regarding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. Read more

Dot Dumuid

Kicking education goals for Indigenous kids

While we all know the importance of physical activity for children’s health and wellbeing, making sure your kids actually get out and about can be a challenge, especially when we’re also juggling work, school, and let’s face it, general life. But of course, the importance of exercise cannot be understated, and as parents we’re always on the look out for ways to encourage physical activity. Read more

eSafety

School support for online safety

We have all heard the familiar catch-cry: ‘Why don’t they teach that at school?!’ From sustainability to swimming, hand-washing to healthy eating, educators are tasked with supporting students in all areas of life, not just reading, writing and arithmetic. And while staying safe online has been an important part of education for some time, the emphasis since the spread of COVID-19 adds a new dimension. Read more