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Preparing children for life

In the early 19th century, industrialist, philanthropist and educational pioneer, Robert Owen, argued that an education was about preparing children for life. Two centuries on, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Don Carter, reflects on how these views are still evident in education today.

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NAPLAN, PISA results

Putting teaching before testing: teachers score NAPLAN

As students around the nation begin the 2019 school year, education expert at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Dr Don Carter, says focussing on learning outcomes and a coherent curriculum should be a priority for schools, rather than placing an excessive emphasis on NAPLAN preparation.

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