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In addition to our own publications, we act as a hub for publications on issues relevant to our transformation agenda. If you have any to share, please email mediawise@mediawise.net.au

A dangerous trap exists for educators and education policy makers: the learn- ing loss. This trap comes with a large amount of data and with sophisticated projection methods. It presents a stunningly grim picture for education and it invites educators and policy makers to make wrong decisions and invest in wrong things.

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In early 2020 the NSW Teachers Federation commissioned an independent inquiry into the work of teachers and principals and how it has changed since 2004. The expert panel that conducted the independent inquiry was chaired by Dr Geoff Gallop, former WA Premier and Education Minister.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both unprecendented disruptions and mas- sive changes to education. However, as schools return, these changes may disappear.

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The Missing Metrics

March 9, 2021

Conventional thinking often goes that if students work hard, they will succeed academically and achieve their desired level of economic success.

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Everybody agrees that the COVID-19 pandemic is a big disruption in education. It questions many traditional rules and structures that have organised the work of schools in the past.

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The latest CIS paper, A 2021 education resolution: keep an eye on the Australian Curriculum, assesses the potential opportunities at risk of being neglected in the review. Australian students and their teachers deserve the best possible curriculum, but the trajectory of the review doesn’t inspire confidence. Read the report

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Structural failure: Why Australia keeps falling short of its educational goals, released by the UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education, looks at how our school system measures up in 2021 against what Australians expects our schools systems to achieve. It argues that there is strong evidence to suggest major structural reform of the Australian education architecture is needed if we are to address the growing inequity across the Australian ...

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A follow-up to his popular publication, Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform (2011), in The Right Drivers for Whole System Success Fullan proposes a new model for governing education in the future and identifies four drivers for success of future education systems: Wellbeing and Learning; Social Intelligence; Equality Investments; and Systemness. Read more:

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The Education Council commissioned a Review of Senior Secondary Pathways to provide the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can be better supported to choose the pathway into work, further education and/or training that is right for them. The review was led by Professor Peter Shergold. Among the recommendations was the introduction of a Learner Profile that ...

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Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER, calls for a paradigm shift in education which makes mastery rather than time the basis of advancement through the curriculum. Rather than being required to move to the next year’s curriculum because time has elapsed, students do not progress to the next proficiency level until they have mastered the prior level. Read the report 

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