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#InThisTogether

In the spirit of Reconciliation, I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of all lands where our C4IE Blog readers reside. I pay my respects to our elders past, present and emerging and recognise their roles as traditional knowledge holders. I acknowledge their spiritual, cultural and continuing connection to Country and…

Teaching school science by gamification

In this blog post, Dr James Davis discusses the role of gamification in teaching and assessing school science. While playing games in school science may challenge some teachers’ perceptions around science pedagogy and curriculum, James discusses the opportunities that gamification can offer, particularly related to student…

Inclusive teaching practices for learning at home

In this blog post, Dr Carly Lassig and Dr Sofia Mavropoulou discuss strategies for applying inclusive teaching practices to learning at home, drawing on approaches such as Universal Design for Learning and differentiation, as well as adjustments for students with disability. You can download this information as a PDF – Inclusive teaching

How to plan for connected and engaged learning at home

In this post, Dr Sofia Mavropoulou and Dr Carly Lassig discuss planning ideas and resources that teachers can use to engage their students in connected learning at home. You can download this information as a PDF – How to plan for connected and engaged learning at home (PDF file, 2MB)   In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have…

Ethical Leadership for Inclusive Schools

In this post, Professor Suzanne Carrington, Dr Megan Kimber and Ms Jane Snowball discuss how ethical leadership can support inclusive education in school communities.   Australian schools are bound by both Australian and international law to provide inclusive education for all students. However, as shown by the Royal Commission into…

Who is minding the children? The invisibility of incarceration

In this post, Dr Grace O’Brien discusses some of the hidden implications of the COVID-19 crisis on children and young people who are in juvenile detention centres, including those who identify as Indigenous.   Imagine being locked up in prison without any connection to your family and knowing that there is a pandemic that is resulting in…

How to find online content to support students’ learning at home during COVID-19.

In this post, Dr Prue Miles shares useful tips and resources for parents who are supporting their child’s learning at home, during the COVID-19 disruption. Children and young people need to be engaged in their learning and while teachers usually find videos, quizzes, and resources online for their classes, now parents might also need to…

How can school assessment be fair in a time of COVID-19 disruption?

In this post, Associate Professor Jill Willis explores the concept of fairness in assessment, during the COVID-19 disruption. Once teachers and students work out how to do their schooling by distance, the next question will be about assessment. How can assessment be fair in the time of Covid-19? Ensuring fairness by design Assessment is…

Not all models of education are inclusive

What is the difference between exclusion, segregation, integration and inclusion? Watch this YouTube clip created by Professor Linda Graham and Ms Haley Tancredi to find out what genuine inclusive education is…

Supporting Students with Language and Attentional Difficulties

Language and attention difficulties are very common, impacting up to 30% of students (around 8 in every class of 30). Although many students experience language and attention difficulties, they are often under-identified and not well understood. In this post Haley Tancredi and Professor Linda Graham explain what language and attentional…