SUBMITTED BY: Rowan Eiszele of Kingston 04:20PM 13/06/15
Introduce volunteering/work experience from mid primary school age. This will help children identify opportunities for future work, instill a sense of self-worth and help others at the same time. Complexity of volunteering opportunities to increase commensurate with the children’s age.
SUBMITTED BY: Grant macDonald of Devonport 01:25PM 12/06/15
I am thinking that ideas 1 and 3 could actually be combined. A curriculum where students engage in their project based work under the support of mentors. “Turn the community into a school”
SUBMITTED BY: Peter of Westerway 01:14PM 12/06/15
The assumption being made by all involved is that children want to learn. The simple truth is that the majority of students I have taught in struggling suburbs & towns across five Tasmanian schools, simply have no respect for me, for education or for their own future. Fix that first, and then attempt all these great ideas.
SUBMITTED BY: Ann Davie of Hobart 12:44PM 12/06/15
Young people (like all) are engaged when they feel valued. People are valued when they make a contribution. Contributions are appreciated by a community. Yet what I heard last night was still reflective of a community doing things TO or FOR young people.
SUBMITTED BY: Rowan Eiszele of Kingston 10:22PM 11/06/15
Project type education where all the core skills are taught as part of the project rather than as separate entities. Enable students to see how their English, Maths and Science fit into the real world. Good for all students but especially those who learn better in a hands-on rather than theoretical/lecture style learning.
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