19 February 2018
Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.
08 February 2018
In this episode we visit Western Port Secondary College – one of 21 government schools involved in the Australian initiative The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial learning in schools – to talk to assistant principal Hannah Lewis and student Harry Hainsworth.
22 November 2017
Teenage students in Singapore have once again outperformed their peers around the world in PISA testing, this time in an assessment of collaborative problem solving.
17 November 2017
If schools want to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action it’s students who need to be in the driver’s seat. That’s one of the findings from a year-long Australian initiative.
06 November 2017
When building basic number fluency in children, strategy choice is the key to effective practice, according to Monash University’s Sarah Hopkins. In today’s article Hopkins shares findings from research to suggest what teachers can do to target children’s individual difficulties in developing basic number fluency.
08 August 2017
In the final instalment of our series on the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge, Ross Turner outlines the mathematical modelling framework and provides some practical advice on approaching the ‘jet lag’ problem set for the 2017 challenge.
05 July 2017
In the second of three articles, we find out more about the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) and the participation of Australian schools.
01 June 2017
Students from two Australian schools have proved jet lag is no barrier when it comes to their problem solving skills after winning through to the finals of an international maths challenge.
03 May 2017
In the second of two articles, Dr Tim Patston shares examples of how it’s possible to teach in more creative ways while still meeting curriculum requirements.
02 May 2017
Dr Tim Patston discusses why his school introduced a Creative Education approach to teaching and learning, and outlines the process taken to develop the framework.