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Submissions

The Australian Learning Lecture makes submissions to national inquiries about what matters in education, contributing to the national conversation about learning. 

COVID-19 has been a difficult time for many Victorians, but it has shown that our young people are resilient, creative and critical thinkers who, when given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning, can be excellent self-managers and thrive in often challenging circumstances. Read the submission    

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The Education Council commissioned a Review of Senior Secondary Pathways to examine how students can be supported to choose the best pathway into work, further education or training. Professor Peter Shergold led the review. Read the submission

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The NSW school curriculum is under review. This is the first comprehensive review of the whole curriculum since 1989, and aims to ensure our education system is preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Read the submission  

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The most recent, the Melbourne Declaration agreed by Education Council Ministers in 2008, articulated nationally consistent education goals for young Australians. A decade on, and the Education Council Ministers is reviewing the declaration. The Australian Learning Lecture was one of over 130 organisations who made a submission to the review. Read the report

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The most important data to understand learners is diagnostic data because it helps teachers identify a student’s point of need and, if used well and alongside other data, enables teachers to deliver personalised learning in the classroom and facilitate improved learning outcomes, and engagement for all. Read the Submission  

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The Productivity Commission recently released a draft Issues Paper into education evidence base, arguing that the path to better education outcomes lies in strengthening the capability to identify and evaluate the policies, programs and teaching practices that work best, for whom and in what circumstances, and applying this across Australia’s school systems. Read the submission  

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