Posts tagged with ‘learning’

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    The future of learning

    By David Hornsby on 16 November 2018
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    InsightCreative, 13 Nov 2018.  Visit Wooranna Park Primary School in Dandenong, Melbourne, where learning spaces are rich and engaging...

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    Dealing with school anxiety: powerful things adults can do

    By David Hornsby on 14 November 2018
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    heysigmund.com, 13 Nov 2018.  Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light...

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    Play-based learning can set your child up for success

    By David Hornsby on 22 February 2018
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    The Conversation, 22 Feb 2018.  Research shows that play-based learning enhances academic and developmental learning outcomes, and the development...

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    The joy and sorrow of rereading Holt’s “How Children Learn”

    By David Hornsby on 21 February 2018
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    Dr Peter Grey, Psychology Today, 26 Dec 2017.  Grey summarises John Holt’s great insights about children’s learning.  Holt’s book,...

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    Simplistic advice for teachers on how to teach won’t work

    By David Hornsby on 9 November 2017
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    The Conversation, 9 Nov 2017.  Essential reading for those enchanted by big data analysis and hoodwinked by ‘effect sizes’...

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    Failure Week

    By David Hornsby on 13 September 2017
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    Greg Whitby, 13 Sept 2017.  The education system has turned failure into an illicit activity to be avoided at...

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    What kind of children will we get when we focus on performance rather than learning?

    By David Hornsby on 23 August 2017
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    Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, 23 August 2017.   In the Whitlam Institute’s latest Perspectives paper, Prof Justine Grønbaek Pors...

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    Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

    By David Hornsby on 3 July 2017
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    Maggie Dent, 29 June 2017.  “It staggers me to see the continued push down towards formalised learning in early...

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    Forget flashcards. An expert explains how children learn.

    By David Hornsby on 27 May 2017
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    Prof Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University, 3-10-16.  Play has a serious role in the way young children learn.  Read the...

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    Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia

    By David Hornsby on 15 March 2017
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    The Conversation, 15 March 2017.  The latest reports from two major international assessments of student learning – PISA and...