The architecture and landscape design of the Mary Rice Early Learning Centre in Brisbane provides opportunities for children to experiment, discover, create and explore. In today’s article we speak to an educator and the architects who worked on the project to hear more about how the design of the centre facilitates learning and play.
Staff at Cedar College in South Australia are determined to improve the proportion of female students choosing to study Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) subjects in senior high school. Here, we speak with Digital Technologies and Maths teacher Trudi Wynn about the strategies they’ve employed to entice more girls to consider studying STEM.
What role could robots have in supporting teachers in their work with students? New research has looked into how they could be brought into the classroom to assist teachers, and findings show they could allow for more one-to-one teaching.
Dr Brendon Hyndman from Charles Sturt University shares his latest research into how mobile school playground facilities can enhance students' creativity by increasing the number of play options and variables available during outdoor learning.
Many schools are beginning to think ‘vertically’ to overcome density and population pressures in urban areas. Here we speak to the architect behind two new schools in Melbourne about both the challenges and the opportunities that arise when designing a vertical school.
In today’s Q&A, we speak to Deanne Plaza (Science and Maths teacher at Craigslea State High School, Queensland) about a collaborative action research project to integrate ICT resources into senior biology classes.
It’s Learning Spaces month at Teacher. Today we find out how one school has been using prototypes and cardboard mock-ups to test the effectiveness of different learning settings and configurations in preparation for a site rebuild.
In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.
Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.
A school staffroom is the place in which educators spend the majority of their non-teaching school time. In today’s article, a West Australian principal shares why he believes a staffroom is important for improving staff wellbeing, and building a sense of community and connectedness.