Professional Issues Volume 19
4 August 2020
Educational focus needs to move beyond academic achievement and ATAR
The final report from the Education Council’s Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training has been released, finding there is too narrow a focus on purely academic achievement in senior secondary school which in turns limits pathways to future study and employment.
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Emojis have a role to play in remote-learning and online feedback
Including emojis in assessment feedback has increased perceptions of marker warmth and emotionality without compromising perceptions of professionalism or feedback quality. >> Read more
Composing school harmony: music, arts have essential role for social inclusion
Governments can no longer discount the essential role a music and arts-based education has on promoting social inclusion and intercultural competence in the classroom. >> Read more
IEUA-QNT Education Committee
Union survey: How is your school handling Year 12 examinations?
Our union is conducting a survey to gather data on how schools are managing external examinations and what they are expecting of teachers and students, particularly regarding work outside of normal hours. >> Read more
Reminder: NCCD requirements have been adjusted for 2020
NCCD requirements have now been adjusted for 2020 due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, following our union’s representations to the federal government. >> Read more