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Idea 10

Create a new, collaborative model of education that gives power to local organisations and skilled practitioners to deliver current and accurate content in their area of expertise to our local schools.

We want to create an education model that gives students exposure to a wide range of influences. A teacher/mentor/guidance person stays with the same small class or group from Year 7 through to Year 12. Applied to this is a framework that supports specialist organisations to provide current and accurate information, skills and knowledge to a student’s curriculum. We want to generate a higher level of active engagement from students through a hands-on experience delivered by passionate practitioners. This will provide students with a more diverse range of role models, help form close connections with the broader community and identify potential career pathways and mentors. These different social aspects and experiences can also be used to further engage a student’s area of interest with other subjects, for example linking Maths to Dance.

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  • A ‘class guardian’ who accompanies a high school class through to class 12 was a feature of both of the last 2 schools I worked in. It’s a great way to work. Happy to share reflections.

    SUBMITTED BY: Felicity Hickman, Rosetta 10:10PM 11/06/15
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  • Worthy of further discussion but not, I think, as a wholly alternative model. There is passion & expertise within the existing model that could be fostered & complemented from community involvement. Maths through movement is well established, relevant & can be effective but not solely sufficient. Am open to discussing this

    SUBMITTED BY: Paul Reader, Clarenon Vale 03:44PM 17/06/15
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  • The strongest argument in favour of this suggestion is that it addresses the current crippling top-down decision making model that values compliance as it’s over-riding concern rather than putting student engagement at the centre!

    SUBMITTED BY: Gundars, Hobart 07:58AM 22/06/15
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