Call to embed Arts in all curriculum areas

Call to embed Arts in all curriculum areas

Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011

As Australia moves towards the implementation of a national curriculum in the Arts, a new review of research, released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), calls for the Arts to be embedded in all academic disciplines and fields as a way of cultivating creativity and imagination.

Australian Education Review 58, The Arts and Australian Education: Realising potential by University of Sydney academic Professor Robyn Ewing stresses that the Arts (dance, drama, literature, media arts, music and visual arts) must not be seen as servants to other curriculum areas.

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PISA identifies challenges for Australian education

PISA identifies challenges for Australian education

Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010

The reading literacy of Australian 15-year-old students has fallen sharply over the past decade results from the 2009 administration of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal.

The Australian national report, released this evening by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), shows Australia’s results have also slipped in mathematics but held ground in science.

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PISA 2009 National Report

PISA 2009 National Report

Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010

Australian results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 were released at 21:00 AEDT on 7 December 2010.

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Bulldogs learn new tricks from school principals

Bulldogs learn new tricks from school principals

Monday, 29 Nov 2010

Western Bulldogs Football Club officials will learn some new tricks this week when they become Principal for a Day at local schools.

Bulldogs Chief Commercial Officer and former player Simon Garlick will spend Wednesday 1 December at St Albans Primary School where he will shadow the school principal in her day-to-day activities and discuss the challenges and current issues each faces in their leadership roles.

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Fewer first years consider dropping out

Fewer first years consider dropping out

Monday, 29 Nov 2010

Fewer first-year university students are considering dropping out of their course, new research from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) shows.

Results from the largest survey of current university students ever undertaken in Australia reveal the number of students seriously thinking about abandoning their studies has declined from 35 per cent in 2008 and 30 per cent in 2009 to 27 per cent in 2010.  

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