The Australian Learning Lecture makes submissions to national inquiries about what matters in education, contributing to the national conversation about learning.
The current Productivity Commission Inquiry From Learning to Growth has the potential to be a defining event in the evolution of Australia’s school system. We concur with the Commission that a quality education benefits both individuals and society and that education has a cost and uses valuable resources. We also agree with the Productivity
Commissioner’s viewpoint that education is ripe for disruption. However, our view is that:
August 22, 2022
The Productivity Commission is reviewing the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) to help inform the development of the next national agreement, due late 2023.
ALL was among 53 organisations and individuals which made submissions to the review. Interim review findings are expected to be reported in September, with the final review and recommendations made public in December.
August 10, 2022
The current Productivity Commission review of the National School Reform Agreement (NRSA), together with its National Policy Initiatives (NPIs), has the potential to be a defining event in the evolution of Australia’s school system. The ALL team directs the Commission’s attention to a key driver which is not adequately addressed by the National Policy Initiatives (NPIs): the effect variously known as the peer effect, compositional effect or ...Read More
July 30, 2020
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 submissionRead More
December 11, 2019
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 submissionRead More
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 submissionRead More
July 29, 2019
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 reportRead More
November 17, 2017
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 SubmissionRead More
December 5, 2016
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 submissionRead More