Business and community leaders step up for schools

Business and community leaders step up for schools

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012

More than 180 business and community leaders will step up to support their local schools by participating in the annual Principal for a Day program taking place around Victoria this week, as well as during September and October.

By becoming a Principal for a Day, business and community leaders shadow the school principal in many aspects of a common school day, including in-depth management discussions, taking classes with students, talking with parents and teachers, or even doing canteen or yard duty.

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Check your inbox and have your say, university students urged

Check your inbox and have your say, university students urged

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012

Students at Australian universities are being urged to check their inbox for a valuable invitation to have their say on the quality of their university experience, in what is set to be the nation’s largest ever survey of higher education.

The University Experience Survey (UES) is gathering feedback from around 400 000 first-year and final-year students from 40 universities on how active and engaged they are in learning, the support they experience from teachers and universities, and the degree to which they develop skills and knowledge.

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Australia achieves above OECD average tertiary participation: ACER research briefing

Australia achieves above OECD average tertiary participation: ACER research briefing

Friday, 27 Jul 2012

Australia’s higher education is more accessible than in many other OECD countries, especially when age is considered, according to a research briefing paper released today by ACER.

The ACER 'Joining the Dots' research briefing paper also revealed that Australia’s relatively high bachelor degree attainment levels are now above the OECD average. This is a recent phenomenon compared with other nations that have been achieving higher attainment for a number of generations.

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400 000 university students to have their say

400 000 university students to have their say

Monday, 23 Jul 2012

Around 400 000 students from 40 universities are set to have their say on core aspects of their university experience, in what will potentially be Australia’s largest ever survey of higher education which opens this week.

The University Experience Survey (UES) is being conducted to help universities and government learn more about students’ experiences at university, and how they can improve teaching and learning.

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Focus on university teaching to maintain student learning standards

Focus on university teaching to maintain student learning standards

Friday, 20 Jul 2012

University academics need to be prepared for teaching if universities are to maintain high standards during the expansion and diversification of the higher education sector, according to a new book to be launched by ACER.

'University Teaching in Focus: A learning-centred approach', co-edited by the University of Western Australia’s Professor Lynne Hunt and Professor Denise Chalmers, will be launched at the conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) in Thailand next week.

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