Why go ‘Back to the basics’? Learners need the ‘new basics’

Why go ‘Back to the basics’? Learners need the ‘new basics’

There has been a re-invigoration of a rhetoric for ‘Back to the basics’ recently, led by NAPLAN and PISA results, in NSW and across Australia. This term is meant to place a focus on the ‘basics’ of literacy and numeracy, that have propelled learners from the...
Selection and Succession

Selection and Succession

Selection and Succession:Challenges for (Current and Emerging) School Leaders Merit should provide the basis for all promotion and recruitment. Kaplan and Owings in their book, Introduction to the Principalship, Theory to Practice (2015) correctly assert that a highly...
Workplace or Learning Place?

Workplace or Learning Place?

“Most continuing learning takes place informally in workplaces. Employer-provided training has a greater marginal effect on workers’ continuing skill development”  Cedefop (2018) Are we failing to provide continuing development that is engaging? personalised? and...