The evolution of schooling

I was interested to read a recent report that Singapore schools will ease their focus on exam results in order to foster teacher/student innovation and creativity. Singapore’s authorities have recognised that blitzing school exams may reflect a good technical understanding but it doesn’t guarantee a creative or innovative mindset – a key ingredient in the knowledge economy. Although Singapore has been at the top … More The evolution of schooling

Diversity should be the norm

You know an election is in the wind when the well-worn public vs private school story appears  in the tabloid press and as fodder for radio shock-jocks. According to an article this week, the success of public schools in HSC and NAPLAN tests was partly responsible for an increase in enrolments.  It follows the SMH on Monday  which quotes Chris Bonner, former president of the Secondary Principals … More Diversity should be the norm

Independent learners

One of the things we know is that if you can develop your process for learning, then learning becomes deeper and more powerful. I see this in so many learning spaces now as teachers begin from where the student is rather than what needs to be taught. This is particularly challenging in the post-compulsory years … More Independent learners