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Gordon, Neil – Teaching Science, 2016
Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) on the Sunshine Coast is growing rapidly. It has expanded from one inaugural Year 8 class in 2012 to the current state of play with the involvement of over 3,000 CASE students from eleven Sunshine Coast State High Schools. It is being taught by more than seventy CASE teachers with…
Descriptors: Science Course Improvement Projects, Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Science Activities
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores the role that storytelling might play in the professional learning of English teachers. It begins by reflecting on the ways that stories shape our everyday lives, and then considers how the meaning-making potential of storytelling might enable us to gain insights into our work as educators. This is in contradistinction to the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Standards, Standardized Tests, Educational Change
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Shannon, Barrie; Smith, Stephen J. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
Sexuality education in Australian schools continues to struggle in its ability and willingness to address many of the broader social issues associated with sexuality, such as the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) students. Studies involving teachers have demonstrated that a reticence on their part to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Humphrey, Sally L. – English in Australia, 2015
In this article, I report on the first stage of a whole school literacy project," Embedding Literacies in the KLAs" (ELK), which aims to support multilingual learners to access the literacies they need for high stakes curriculum learning. As it is "quality teaching" that has been found to have the greatest impact on student…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Literacy Education, Multilingualism, Educational Quality