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Types & use of sources elaborations in the Australian Curriculum: Science, History & Geography

This is the second of two posts (read the first here) that I have created for a professional development seminar I’m presenting for teachers on inquiry and information literacy in the… 312 more words

Information Literacy

Questioning elaborations in the Australian Curriculum: Science, History & Geography

I have prepared this post for a professional development seminar I’m presenting for teachers on inquiry and information literacy in the Australian Curriculum. Here I have created word clouds (in  297 more words

Inquiry Learning

March 2015 Professional Development Days Program Announcement


Our Professional Development Days for teachers, librarians and educational support staff are back by popular demand. Join us on March 26th and 27th 2015 at… 39 more words

New Books

What’s new in ACARA’s new Geography F-6 curriculum: World place knowledge

There are many new approaches in the new Australian Geography curriculum (Version 5.0; May 2013), and I am thrilled to be teaching it all. Here, though, I will talk about the emphasis on place knowledge and particularly world place knowledge. 523 more words

Education

The importance of mind-maps to enhance and improve learning.

This month, we discuss the value of using graphic organisers or mind-maps to enhance and improve learning. its use for learning and teaching is limitless. Mind-mapping has the following important uses: 208 more words

Skwirk

Young Scientists: Working and Thinking Scientifically

I have an new course in the pipeline.

In the past year or so, my classes have covered most of the subject matter in the NSW syllabus and the Australian Curriculum for primary students – the part which they designate as ‘knowledge and understanding’. 544 more words

2015 Education Preview

Preview HarperCollins education titles, teacher resources & author events for 2015.

Bruce Whatley & Libby Hathorn will be guest speakers at the event as well as a special introduction by CDP Productions and monkey baa theatre company to their new adaptation of May Gibbs’ quintessentially Australian classic… 98 more words

Events