Students from a Melbourne primary school, St Joseph’s in Hawthorn, recently joined some of Monash University’s Master of Teaching students and worked collaboratively to create a marble run. Read more
Both in and out of school today, children are consistently engaged via interactive digital displays in every aspect of their lives. As increasingly tactile and visual learners, students in the classroom are expecting to be engaged and challenged as they would in the outside world. Nearly all research indicates that yes, interactive technology will improve learning outcomes – but it’s not a silver bullet. This new paradigm of engagement is also very dependent on teachers understanding how this happens and evolving their practice accordingly.