Abstract Understanding how well teachers integrate digital technology in learning is the subject of considerable debate in education. High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) is a pedagogical framework drawn from research on exemplary teachers’ knowledge of technology integration in Australian school classrooms.
Paper written about the 2016 research study in 6 schools in Sydney on STEM.
I have always wondered how children, young people and families manage schooling when illness and injury means an extended stay in hospital. Does learning pause for that time? And, what education options, if any are available to school-age students who
In a major review of the literature titled: “Opening up pathways: Engagement in STEM across the Primary–Secondary school transition“, Australian researchers led by Professor Russell Tytler (2008) contend: “it is the quality of teachers and their classroom practices that are
Last week Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel said in an article written for The Conversation: although international testing cannot capture everything of importance in Australian education I take the latest findings of PISA, TIMSS and NAPLAN seriously. With that
The High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) framework is a pedagogical model for teaching and learning. It landed on the education stage in late 2013 and since then its use has resonated with principals and teachers in increasing numbers of NSW and
Happy New Year – first post for 2016! While I was in the US in late 2015 I taught two short doctoral courses: one in Multimedia Design for Learning and the other Multimedia Production for Learning in the School of
Wow what a year – in 2014 both of my extraordinary but frail parents passed away within three months of one another – 62 years of marriage – quite an achievement. I miss them. This year has been a time
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics; it is an acronym currently on the lips of many education policy makers, government bureaucrats, industry leaders, university heads, and school principals, teachers and students both in Australia and overseas. Reports abound with
On Friday morning in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary where I am on #jhstudyleave a special screening for the Homecoming: For the Bold celebration was held. This screening was Ted Dintersmith’s (an alum of the