Education continues to be at the top of government policy concerns at national and state levels and we hear much about better schools and better teaching. There is clear evidence of how teaching, learning and assessment are all focused on quality as we pursue our first national curriculum and related achievement standards. The dual and […]
“Talent or persistence. Which would you choose for your child?”
I often ask this question at my parenting seminars and the responses are fascinating. Parents naturally want both. Sorry, but that’s not an option.
When pushed, most parents choose talent over persistence which, in many ways, reflects the current thinking around achievement. Intelligence, sporting prowess and ability, […]
Powerful learning by students requires productive teaching—a straightforward sentence to write, but there is much involved in teaching for powerful student learning.
The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority is responsible for the development of curriculum and achievement standards, leaving teachers professional space in relation to teaching. A range of factors mediates the space that teachers […]
The Catholic Secondary College draws on the Catholic tradition and a unique founding charism or mission to be a place of learning for students in the important adolescent years, contributing to their growth as whole persons, opening up possibilities for fullness of life (John 10:10).
As a place of learning and possibility then, what indicators would […]