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The value of social history

By Sandra Watkins

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

shine Route and the other rail lines in the state. I had never been on a train, nor had I visited or even seen pictures of these places. Although the teaching and learning of history (formerly social studies, then SOSE) has developed magnificently with the inquiry approach, we still learn the facts

Teaching Australian Cinema with Rabbit-Proof Fence

By Dr Stephen Gaunson

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

The biggest issue with teaching Australian films is the inherent problem that many students (and teachers) approach them as being boring, dull, or bad. Rather than engage with the films, most view the experience as a civic duty that one must simply 'endure'. While there are no excuses for bad Austra

An inquiry-based approach to exploring Australian history

By Deborah Abela

Issue 99, Term 4 2016

In the last few years, we have witnessed the largest movement of people since World War II, and both periods resonate with themes of fear, persecution, escape, identity, and hope. This made me think of my own family’s history and how, when my father was a young boy, he left his war-ravaged home of M

Supercharge students' digital literacy skills with content curation

By Kay Oddone

Issue 105, Term 2 2018

digital literacy strategies. Breaking down each of these steps makes it possible to identify just what these strategies are and demonstrates the rich teaching opportunities embedded in them. Finding the information Creating a curated collection of high-quality information requires more than a simple

Transmedia storytelling: narratives like real life

By Martin Gray

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

What is Transmedia Storytelling?Prof. Henry Jenkins, M.I.T. 2003.'a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.'http://www.pil-network.ie/blog/transmedia-st

Website and app reviews

By Nigel Paull

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

Islander Mathematics Alliance Astima.com ATSIMA is an Indigenous-led charity that seeks to develop innovative techniques and resources to enhance the teaching of mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Content includes professional learning, resources, events and news. SCIS n

School Library Spotlight: St Stephen's School

By Lise Legg

Issue 120, Term 1 2022

eracy, information literacy and reading classes on one campus. Our very able team of teacher librarians collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure teaching programs are supported in all four libraries. 2. What is the most rewarding aspect of working in a school library, and why? Working with youn

School Library Spotlight: Xavier College, Burke Hall

By Fiona O'Rourke

Issue 119, Term 4

d by Guy Claxton, emeritus Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester, well-known for his Building Learning Power approach to teaching. Information has grown exponentially, and it is important to give learners the tools to be discerning when selecting content. It is rewarding

The future is bright

By Authored by Future You and SCIS

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

Children begin to aspire to careers in early primary school. However, their teachers often lack the confidence to explain science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers, and there are societal expectations about careers and gender that can put girls off STEM. This can affect children’s aw

EAL/D in school libraries

By Nicki Moore, Martin Gray

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

for research, language skills, targeted subject areas and technological support with translation services.  This collaboration between key specialist teaching staff ensures that the students are supported every day of their schooling lives, and not just the days that the EAL/D specialist is present

Planning a thoughtful STEM learning approach

By Adrian Bertolini

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

g tools), research skills, ICT skills, and the ability to use general software programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Once designed, year-level teaching teams can use the learning ladders to ensure their planning, pedagogy and assessments develop the students in the identified knowledge, skill

Digital literacy: using Wikipedia as a fact-checking tool

By Mathieu O'Neil, Rachel Cunneen

Issue 121, Term 2 2022

tdated view of Wikipedia, which they were taught in school. Given the usefulness of Wikipedia as both a source of information and as a media literacy teaching tool, this article was intended to change the narrative around Wikipedia. It represented the first step in a pilot project investigating the

Interview with Gabrielle Wang, Australian Children's Laureate

By Gabrielle Wang

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

eachers – I think we all have a teacher we’ll never forget because they had such an impact on our lives. He was one of the teachers who have a unique teaching style. I was helping out in the library and he brought his students in and he grabbed a book off the shelf, just seemingly at random. And it