Read the first set of issues papers that were released for the ACER Review of Years 9 to 12 in Tasmania. They examine current general topics about Australian education and specific topics about secondary education in Tasmania. Thus, they can inform the the work of NEAT’s member associations in Tasmania.
During the Review, ACER intends to develop brief summaries of issues as they develop from discussions, consultations and submissions.
Download issues papers from the links at https://www.acer.edu.au/tasmania-912-review/issues-papers
Five Challenges in Australian School Education, by Geoff N Masters AO (May 2016) PDF
Out-of-field Teaching in Australian Secondary Schools, by Paul Weldon (June 2016) PDF
Retention, Progression and Participation Rates in Tasmanian Schools, 2006-2015, by ACER (August 2016) PDF
A new Communique from the Curriculum Framework Advisory Group meeting of 26 July 2016 has been uploaded to the Tasmanian Dept of Education’s Years 11 and 12 website. It will be part of the documentation provided to ACER being the consultants undertaking the Years 9 – 12 Review recently announced in the 2016 – 2017 Tasmanian Budget.
The Network of Educational Associations of Tasmania (NEAT) is a stakeholder in the CFAG broad membership base across the education sector. The purpose of the CFAG is to provide strategic advice to the Secretary and Minister for Education in relation to the development or revision of the curriculum for senior secondary education across Tasmania.
THE 2016 AGTA ROADSHOW
Interpreting & implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography/HASS F-10
DATE: Friday May 13
VENUE: St Mary’s College, Harrington Street, Hobart
PRESENTERS: Susan Caldis, Dr Grant Kleeman, Malcolm McInerney
Dr Grant Kleeman is one of Australia’s leading geography educators. He has been closely involved in curriculum development at a state and national level for more than 25 years. Grant has written more than 40 Geography textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles. He is the Chair of AGTA and recently retired as Director, Teacher Education at Macquarie University–Sydney.
Susan Caldis is an experienced geography educator who places great emphasis on the role of fieldwork and inquiry based methodologies in bringing geography to life for her students and colleagues. She returned to a school based position to pursue her love of teaching geography after leading the development of the Australian Curriculum: Geography at ACARA. Susan also teaches the Geography Methodology course at university to pre-service teachers.
Malcolm McInerney is formerly Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Curriculum Manager in the South Australian Department for Education. Malcolm has been heavily involved in the teaching and promotion of geography, history and civics and citizenship education over the years and has a keen interest in the use of spatial technology in the classroom. From 2008-2013 Malcolm was the Chair of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) and the Executive Director of the Education Services Australia (ESA)/AGTA GeogSpace project (resources for the Australian Curriculum).
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Saul Eslake 2015-08-13 Talk to Teachers
On Thursday, August 13 at the RYCT, Saul Eslake spoke with professional teaching association members on key strategies for improving educational outcomes. He is an independent economist. Formerly Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch, Mr Eslake is well known throughout Australia and internationally as an incisive commentator on economic, educational and social issues. He has kindly made the paper supporting his address available to members on this NEAT blog. In addition, he provided his research report of a presentation in Launceston on June 19, 2015 to the Tasmanian Leaders’ Forum wherein a number of the charts illustrate some of the strands in his presentation to teachers. The link to that research paper: Saul Eslake 2015-06-19 Tasmanian Leaders Forum
Saul Eslake’s official website with his extensive research and video commentary is Saul Eslake Economist
New TCCI report, Tasmania Report 2015 compiled by Saul Eslake includes a chapter on Tasmanian education: