Maybe we need to rethink the 'predict and position' future-proofing model.
Educators have always sought to set students up for success by teaching them the skills we think they’ll need. The problem is, none of us know how all the shifts we’re witnessing will settle or what further shifts they’ll trigger. Predicting the future is a hit and miss business. As Dan Gregory and Keiren Flanaghan point out in their book Forever Skills, "There's a reason futurists, social demographers and economists don't offer money back guarantees."
The two winning teachers of the Prime Minister's $50,000 Prize for Excellence in Science have created cultures that promote science teaching and learning at their schools. Read More
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?”.
Samsung Australia, in partnership with Questacon have launched ‘This is a STEM Job’ – a national competition to show young Australians that STEM goes beyond the traditional discipline. Read More
Prof Louis-Philippe Demers’ most recent work – Inferno, is an immersive festival of performances, exhibitions, screenings and panel discussions, Demers will join QUT in 2019. Read More
If we’re to believe the futurists we’re all going to be manufacturers plugged into a global marketplace and 3D printing is the technology that, partnered with the internet, will take us there, ushering in the industrial revolution’s third wave. Read More
Currently completing his computer science degree, Nicholas Berryman looks to be headed for a career in computers and robotics, a trajectory that began in high school. Read More
How often have we heard kids (our own, others, and even our past selves), whining that the maths they’re learning isn’t ‘useful’ and they’ll ‘never use it’? Too many to count. Read More
Over two million West Australians have been influenced by STEM education initiatives since 2003 via the Scitech and Rio Tinto partnership and it is set to roll on with a new five-year partnership worth $4.4million. Read More
Thornbury High School teacher, Lisa Pieropan, has been announced as the national winner of the inaugural OfficeMax STEAM Grants program. She will be awarded $5000 and a STEAM starter kit equipped. Read More
Coders’ resource and collaboration site GitHub is offering schools its tools for free in a new GitHub Education bundle which includes access to GitHub, the Student Developer Pack, GitHub Classroom, and training. Read More
Students from 18 secondary schools in Wyndham now have access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs with the opening of Wyndham Tech School. Read More
GROWLAY filament can be used for indoor farming. Layers of GROWLAY can produce organic structures like small hills and landscapes. Add some water, seeds, or spores and they will grow on the filament. Read More