Education experts discuss issues impacting schools and students
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Andrew Smith

Technology key to classroom success during COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented disruption to Australia’s system of classroom-based learning, forcing teachers to rapidly adapt to new methods of digital pedagogy, almost overnight, writes Andrew Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Education Services.

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David de Carvalho

Are we taking our democracy for granted?

David De Carvalho, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, sheds lights on the importance of students understanding Australia’s democracy.

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David de Carvalho ACARA

Amidst the disruption, school’s purpose remains unchanged

By David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

We’ve grown accustomed to hearing that we are ‘living in interesting times’, as things are turned upside down by COVID-19. The saying “may you live in interesting times” was erroneously claimed, in an early and ironic example of fake news, to be a proverb of Chinese origin.  Read more

CASPA: Relationships are central to what we do

Let’s set the record straight. Despite what ill-informed parts of the media portrayed as ‘home learning’ being the norm at the end of Term 1 and beginning of Term 2 in most states and territories, it was most certainly not the case. Schools were still open in most cases, some students of both essential workers and other parents were still in attendance, and ‘online learning’ was in fact the norm. Although some parents were able to play a more active role in the learning of their children, behind the scenes, teachers and diversity supports were hard at work maintaining relationships to ensure the continued learning of the students in their care. Read more