John Hattie observed that we often think our profession is defined by autonomy or the ‘let me do it my way approach’. The problem with autonomous practice is that it isn’t informed by data and evidence but by assumptions and ideology. Without looking at student data, we aren’t looking at the reality. I came across … More From I think to we know
Mark Kelly, the global head of education for architect firm Woods Bagot has joined the chorus of public school principals concerned about the federal government’s school rebuilding program. In Tuesday’s Australian , Kelly urged the federal government to move away from traditional one-size-fits-all templates to more innovative and sustainable school designs that promote collaborative models of learning and teaching. I believe these comments have helped … More Getting it right
You may have read about the University of Queensland’s new interactive lecture theatre in The Australian (Touchscreen lectures speed feedback, 5 May). The theatre has a high-res touchscreen for instantaneous feedback; linking to students’ mobiles, laptops and iPods and is being used across disciplines. The university says the interactive facility encourages student collaboration, feedback and … More Hot-house of Innovation or Not?