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Know your parents

September 21, 2021

Between May 2020 and January 2021, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, together with its Family Engagement in Education Network project collaborators, surveyed close to 25,000 parents across 10 countries on families’ beliefs, motivations, and sources of information with respect to their children’s education. This brief shares the insights and key takeaways.

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In 2020, the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR), in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, unveiled a landmark report and website describing how 22 jurisdictions did or did not cover the education of Competencies. This Discussion Paper is intended
to advance the imperative for multidimensional assessments of countries’ competencies.

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Fundamental new perspectives on the predicament of humanity are emerging from a wide range of disciplines and standpoints: we will be alluding to insights from the worlds of social philosophy, science, economics, business, the third sector, and economic and social entrepreneurs. Taken together, they indicate that a revolution of values and action is urgently needed, which in turn depends upon a transformation of education. Leading that ...

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Bernie Trilling is working with global education thought leader Charles Fadel to develop a world-class online repository of passion-led learning projects for Australian Learning Lecture.

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Curriculum reform is always front-page news when it comes to a traditional disciplinary area such as mathematics.

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The new dimensions of education systems include identity, according to Arihia Stirling, the principal of Nga Tapuwae in Auckland, New Zealand. The school is one of 50 future-fit schools identified by Valerie Hannon in a global scan commissioned by the Australian Learning Lecture ahead of its third lecture Seeing is Believing: The Future School is Here.

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ALL has been working on the importance of passion in education over a number of years. Following its inaugural lecture Joy and Data 2015 All created The Passion Tool Kit ensure every student’s interests are known in a school. It was trialled in six schools and evaluated by ACER.

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We celebrate the South Australian Council of Education (SACE) decision to introduce learner profiles for school leavers as an alternative to the ranking system ATAR next year is to be applauded.

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Curriculum reform is always front-page news when it comes to a traditional disciplinary area such as mathematics. While it might seem that the subject matter of mathematics is universal, highly procedural, and unquestionable in structure and rigour, changes to what and how mathematics is taught have been happening in many countries for some time now.

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In a time of rising complexity, it is more important than ever to understand our students’ educational experience and desires for the future. That is why we have turned the focus of this year’s Education Future Report to the student perspective, having surveyed Australian students aged 16 to 24 to inform these insights. To lead students well we first need to understand them and gain insight into education from their perspective. As we bring ...

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