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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

To kick off the Brookings Institute's new vision for advancing education system transformation over the next decade, it is sharing five publications focused on transformation. It hoped these inspire conversation and debate. They are intended to explore education transformation’s urgency, the hurdles faced, and the various pathways needed for advancement. These pieces can be explored in any order.

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This research report from the Assessment Research Centre (ARC) of the University of Melbourne is the second in a series commissioned by Learning Creates Australia on the topic of assessment and recognition of learning. It focuses on the emergence of new forms of credentials for post-compulsory schooling. It explores how issuers of these credentials are building trust in them and utility for stakeholders. It explores implications for assessment ...

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Every election, state and federal, is an opportunity to draw attention to the gross inequity of Australia’s bizarre schools funding system. No other developed country funds schools the way we do. We are the world leader when it comes to giving public money to private, fee-charging schools. And we languish near the bottom of international rankings when it comes to the percentage of education funding we give to our public schools. Jane Caro ...

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This Centre for Policy Development discussion paper looks at inequity within selective schools and their impact on other schools. It presents evidence of dramatic, and deepening, educational inequality. Selective schools are envisaged as a means for the public education system to cater to high achieving students from all walks of life, regardless of family background. However, My School and other data now reveals that selective schools are all ...

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To lift student outcomes the Commonwealth and States and Territories need to forge a new agreement focused on driving effective change in our schools and classrooms. Releasing its interim report reviewing the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA), the Productivity Commission said the next agreement should place greater weight on overall student wellbeing, improving equity and quality teaching.

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Improbable Probabilities is an analysis of opportunity as seen through the journey of renowned scholar Yong Zhao. From an obscure village in a China wracked by the Cultural Revolution to acclaim as one of the most influential international voices in education today, Yong’s journey reveals that disadvantages may become advantages and assuming risks that others avoid can open unforeseen opportunities.

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What will the schools of the future look like? What will guide their design, and what is happening now to create them? As we enter the age of disruption and hyperchange, it has become increasingly clear that our education systems are not adequate to the task of enabling young people to thrive in a very different future.

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This CSE paper puts forward the idea that all scenarios should be considered as different forms of hybrid learning to allow us to focus more closely on the variables we need to consider when designing learning that is rich in technology, complex in nature, synchronously (or asynchronously) occurring in a range of settings, and requiring nuanced learning design. CSE Leading Education Series #11_Renegotiating learning in a hybrid world .

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This CSE paper begins a story of critical partnership: layers of dynamic, agentive and collaborative learning, between MetaPraxis teams and their schools and communities; between teachers, between teachers and students, and between students. It charts a journey of transformation, as schools unpacked the philosophy, practice and product of MetaPraxis. sCSE Leading Education Series #7_Learning in a floating world of disciplines  

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This CSE paper draws on the findings of a joint study conducted by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to understand how five jurisdictions are approaching school education and its transformation. The five jurisdictions are British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea. CSE Leading Education Series #10_Building a world-class learning system

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