SUBMITTED BY: Jill of Blackmans Bay 12:58PM 04/06/15
Children need to succeed,to experience genuine success having strived to get there. So teach the individual not the class.
SUBMITTED BY: Jill of Blackmans Bay 01:03PM 04/06/15
Cease compulsory education at the end of Primary having excelled in teaching the fundamentals til then: open all secondary schools to anyone regardless of age: allow free choice of any course in any school: mix numbers, ages and skill levels but once signed up for a course, it’s an unbreakable commitment to participate.
SUBMITTED BY: janet Upcher of Hobart 09:11AM 04/06/15
Make learning a second language obligatory! Australians suffer from monolingualism; our inability to see through other eyes and understand other cultures via language leads to our isolation and insularity, as well as Xenophobia. Tasmania could lead the way in linking with other worlds through a focus on other languages.
SUBMITTED BY: Beverley pasanen of Hobart 10:32AM 04/06/15
Look to best system -Finland- start school age 7, until then nurture exploration in family size groups, don’t lose kids in herds esp. not 4 to 6 yr olds. Do not test kids, testing deters growth, nurture potential. UpSkill UpPay carers/teachers to mentors. Primary school 7 to 12 yrs then choose academic, arts or trade stream
SUBMITTED BY: Mike Frost of North Hobart 04:39PM 03/06/15
So when are we going to raise our expectations about senior secondary completion. With less than 50% of Tasmanian students achieving the very basic TCE at the end of year 12 – worse in government colleges where its 36% – we have a lot of students finishing school with very little to show for it! Yet we seem happy to cop it!
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