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.
Senior lecturer in Education at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Don Carter, examines the role that children’s rhymes and poetry play in their language development. Read more
Curtin University will host a new centre for excellence aimed at enhancing the literacy skills of primary school students and boosting literacy teaching in Western Australia.
To help tackle declining literacy rates, a Sydney start-up that transforms children’s handwriting into digital books has launched a fundraising campaign to bring its resources to primary students across Australia.
Bravery, pollution, technology and environment were all strong contenders for the 2018 Australian Children’s Word of the Year but it was creativity that was named this year’s winner by Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand (OUP ANZ).
The Victorian Government has announced the introduction of new literacy and numeracy standards that will be reported as part of VCE and VCAL results, along with extra support for struggling students.