Children and young people flourishing in and through education

Professor Kitty te Riele, Deputy Director (Research) from the  Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment | Division of Students & Education addressed NEAT members at the first meeting for 2017 on Tuesday 28 February at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. The Peter Underwood Centre at the University of Tasmania has as its vision a society in which children and young people flourish in education, and in which they and their communities thus prosper over the whole of their lives. Professor Kitty te Riele provided insights in the work of the Centre towards this vision, including the Children’s University, as well as share some findings of her research around engaging marginalised young people with education. Professor te Riele has made available this  NEAT presentation  – ‘Children and young people flourishing in and through education’.  She has confirmed that she will speak to NEAT members in November this year to share further outcomes of the Centre’s work.

Information was shared about the forthcoming 2nd Education Transforms Symposium at the Sandy Bay Campus of the UTAS from the afternoon of Tuesday 11 July until Friday 14 July 2017. This international meeting brings together scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners to reflect on and share insights about our collective mission to raise aspirations for educational attainment. Questions are posed: How do we support children and young people in need? What cutting-edge strategies work for learning in diverse contexts? How can we work most effectively with families and communities to advance educational attainment?

 

ACER Review of Years 9-12 education in Tasmania

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

NEAT a stakeholder in Tasmania’s Curriculum Framework Advisory Group

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

Geography Teachers Assoc Tas Geog

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 on improving educational outcomes in Tasmania

Saul Eslake 2015-08-13 Talk to TeachersSaul Eslake

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:

http://www.tcci.com.au/getattachment/Events/Tasmania-Report/Report/TCCI-Tasmania-Report-2015-FINAL.pdf.aspx