SUBMITTED BY: The Fuzz of Hobart 05:00PM 11/06/15
A number of small independent schools including one here in Bellerive, http://cottageschool.tas.edu.au, are delivering innovative and creative education, places where many of these ideas are already action – small class sizes, quality educators, a genuine focus on the whole child, an active parent group….a true community.
SUBMITTED BY: John Lee-Archer of Devonport 01:20PM 11/06/15
We need to adopt a new paradigm of learning which changes its focus from school and educational institutions to a focus on developing social capital within our community using all the resources, situations and opportunities available to the learner, and purposefully networking the learning assets within our communities.
SUBMITTED BY: Zoe of Hobart 11:54AM 11/06/15
The evidence is everywhere, investing in the early years (birth-5). Giving all Tasmanian children opportunities to experience high quality early childhood education and care, provided by qualified, professional and experienced educators will set the foundation for future learning. Formal school to start over the age of 6.
SUBMITTED BY: Ivan Webb of Launceston 01:47PM 10/06/15
Lots of great ideas already, most of which already occur in parts of the system – so we know they are valued and they work (at least for some). At some stage it will be necessary to face the challenge of accreditation. We may find that Deming was right: “The most important things cannot be measured”. What then?
SUBMITTED BY: Ange of Hobart 11:37PM 09/06/15
BETTER balanced, multi-stakeholder partnerships, ie. one or more NGOs, corporates, government bodies & academics be a way forward? Strategic long-term agreements brokered & formed by equal contribution to core school business & management structures, actively implemented by invested education leaders who promote & see value
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