As I write this article, our ELC children are underway in preparation for our annual ELC Concert. This showcase will present a mix of favourite songs that each ELC group has rehearsed independently and collectively. On reflection, this experience has inspired me to write about the benefits of music, not just in early childhood, but… Read more »
According to the Australian Education Council’s National STEM School Education Strategy (Dec 2015), employment is predicted to increase in professional, scientific and technical services by 14 per cent and in health care by almost 20 per cent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated that some STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) jobs, such as… Read more »
‘A child today can expect to change jobs at least seven times over the course of their lives and five of those jobs don’t exist yet.’ Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education, Argentina. According to research from the World Economic Forum, 35% of the skills necessary to thrive in a job today will be different five… Read more »
Edited by Kirsty Watts, Academic Dean of Technology/eLearning Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens’ and preteens’ online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door — frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel… Read more »
Written by Sally Kenney, School Psychologist Did you know there are more screens than people in most Australian households? The mean amount of devices per household on there is internet access is 6, 7 if you have a child under 15 in your home. Recent data has found that 52% of 14-17 year olds access the web… Read more »
On Thursday 9 February, Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg from the University of Melbourne’s School of Graduate Education spoke to Year 7 parents about coping and the importance of teaching adolescents the skills to cope with life’s challenges. For nearly 30 years, Erica has made a valuable contribution to the field of social emotional learning through… Read more »
After the toddler years, parenting a teenager can be the next most challenging phase for a family. Parents can feel utter frustration at the self-centred child in front of them who seems to be consistently making poor decisions, engaging in risky behaviour and let’s not mention the hormonal mood swings.