SUBMITTED BY: Ivan Webb of West Launceston 07:57AM 18/06/15
Food for thought: ” Education revolutions may be romantic, but they most often fail, not just because the old institution strikes back, but also because revolutionary politics are not built to last or deliver the goods.” (http://goo.gl/LXDlXE)
SUBMITTED BY: Sue Muir of Lindisfarne 07:58AM 17/06/15
In primary schools children should be heavily submersed in literacy, numeracy, music and physical activities. A foreign language should only be taught if there is an immersion program. Philosophy is also a great thing to introduce to primary children.. This is the foundation for further schooling and is often overlooked.
SUBMITTED BY: Rowan Eiszele of Kingston 04:23PM 13/06/15
Some students learn well through lecture type environments, some learn by reading and some learn by doing. Teach and assess students in the best manner for that student. One size does not fit all and we need to recognise and support these differences.
SUBMITTED BY: Rowan Eiszele of Kingston 04:27PM 13/06/15
Don’t totally disband the college system, where there is a culture of bullying in high schools, the move to college with a larger more diverse range of students and students mixing from other schools, breaks old cliques. Offer 7-12 schools where it is appropriate in regional centres, but keep some colleges open too.
SUBMITTED BY: Rowan Eiszele of Kingston 04:29PM 13/06/15
Keep the current format of subjects taken over a single year for years 11 and 12. This give students the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of interest and to change pathways where an area fails to stimulate them.
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