MGSE Media Mentions
Dr Jenny Chesters on ‘Talkback: alternatives to NAPLAN’, ABC Life Matters, 5 September 2019.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education supported podcast ‘Teacher Talks Episode 1: Dr Lyn Sharratt on Learning Walks and Talks’, Teacher Magazine, 5 September 2019.
Professor Barry McGaw interviewed on ABC Radio about NAPLAN and how the factors around it should be looked into the perspective of parents, students, and other concerned individuals. He states the NAPLAN was given in a state-by-state basis but was standardised into one during Julie Bishop and Brendan Nelson's time as federal minister. Professor McGaw said that My School made the results public and that most professions do not want such public accountability, which was prompted by Julia Gillard and collectively introduced by the Council of All Ministers. He said they will have the final report next year and give the interim report this year. He mentioned the online problems on the writing exam was more of a platform problem instead of a test problem. Aired on 12 September 2019.
Professor Janet Clinton in ACEL 2019 National Conference poised to set the learning agenda, EducationHQ Australia, 13 September 2019.
Laureate Professor John Hattie in:
- ‘Teachers vs students: Our 20 most improved schools’ (subscription required), The Daily Telegraph, and also featured in:
- Brisbane Courier-Mail, 15 September 2019
- The West Australian, 15 September 2019
- Gold Coast Bulletin, 15 September 2019
- The Advertiser (Adelaide), 15 September 2019
- Northern Territory News, 15 September 2019
- Geelong Advertiser, 15 September 2019
- The Mercury, 15 September 2019
- Townsville Bulletin, 15 September 2019
- ‘Public vs private: Which schools are the best resourced’ (subscription required), Herald Sun, 17 September 2019.
Victoria's TAFE course completion rate the worst in Australia, The Age, 2 September 2019.
Victorian teachers offered $50,000 to relocate to regions to tackle rural inequality, ABC News, 5 September 2019.
NAPLAN tests are not tough enough for the level of maths students are studying, The Conversation, 6 September 2019.
Parent-led push for schools to be more involved comes at expense of learning, teacher wellbeing, Herald Sun, 8 September 2019.
Fewer casual positions and less out-of-hours work could help retain early career teachers, The Conversation, 9 September 2019.
Unis ‘are letting kids down’ on reading (subscription required), The Australian, 9 September 2019.
A VET reform every two and a half weeks, Australian Financial Review, 9 September 2019.
Students set to face new literacy and numeracy tests in VCE revamp, The Age, 9 September 2019.
Should teachers be available outside school hours? Parents surveyed on school comms, EducationHQ Australia, 9 September 2019.
Keep your job options open and don’t ditch science when choosing next year’s school subjects, The Conversation, 10 September 2019.
World Suicide Prevention Day: How international students are vulnerable to mental health issues, ABC Online, 10 September 2019.
Teachers need more time and fewer classes, not more pay, Australian Financial Review, 11 September 2019.
Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce, The Conversation, 12 September 2019.
Parents are the problem with school kids’ mobile phones, Australian Financial Review, 13 September 2019.
Australian universities shine in world rankings, The Educator, 13 September 2019.
Something rotten in the state of education, Australian Financial Review, 15 September 2019.
School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’, ABC online, 15 September 2019.
Literacy, numeracy and engagement are Dan Tehan’s priorities, Australian Financial Review, 16 September 2019.
The future of teaching: master teachers and work experience, Australian Financial Review, 16 September 2019.