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Mindset shift at core of STEAM

How do we prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future?

QILT survey findings neglect nuance

More than half of Western Australia’s major universities are below the national average on measures of employer satisfaction, according to the results of the latest Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey.

School boards not for the faint hearted

OPINION: Expectations of school boards are changing, and their makeup is evolving accordingly.

Fresh focus on innovation at MLC

Methodist Ladies College has taken a step to balance traditional teaching practices with innovative learning by creating a new role for 2020 and beyond: director of innovation.

Cut to TAFE fees boosts enrolments

Half price TAFE fees have led to a 20 per cent increase in student enrolments this year, particularly in engineering, cyber security and early childhood courses.

ECU secures $3m cyber centre

Edith Cowan University is aiming to capitalise on its existing cyber security expertise with the opening of a new $3 million security operations centre, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

PD failing to address teacher needs

OPINION: The start of each new school year brings with it the perennial challenge even the most seasoned school leader must face: how to provide quality professional development for an increasingly diverse group of teachers.

Bankwest program cracks code for student engagement

Lea Cairns says Western Australian schools need to implement playful ways for children to engage in technological learning, as students confront a job market increasingly in demand for graduates with STEM knowledge and skills.

School mobile phone bans come into force

A ban on using mobile phones during school hours will start for all public school students in Western Australia and Victoria.

Badge Constructions wins $2.9m contract

Osborne Park-based Badge Constructions has secured a $2.9 million contract with the state government to build a new STEM building at Mount Lawley Senior High School.

Curtin research secures $1.4m ARC funding

Curtin University will get new equipment to support space and health research after receiving $1.4 million in government funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Brookman STEM award a lesson in cross-curriculum application

Brookman Primary School principal Hans Geers believes science and mathematics are subjects best approached as a whole-of-curriculum experience, integrated across all subjects and taught with real-world examples.

Young microentrepreneurs deserve our support

OPINION: Schools have a significant role to play in preparing students for the new world of work.

UWA, Curtin to stay international course

Leadership at UWA and Curtin University recognise the value international students offer the state.

Five new schools for Perth’s emerging suburbs

Alkimos, Piara Waters, Treeby, Burns Beach and Wellard will all receive new primary schools ahead of the 2022 school year, with the state government announcing the $116 million investment ahead of today’s mid-year budget update.

Micro-aggressions metastasise

School leaders usually agree to disagree on many thorny education issues but are united in their view that schools must be places where children and young adults can learn and develop without fear of discrimination and harassment.

St Hilda’s signals commercial focus

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has introduced two new executive roles as part of a push for greater commercial acumen in its management team.

UWA appoints Chakma as new vice-chancellor

The University of Western Australia has selected Canadian academic Amit Chakma as its new vice-chancellor, replacing Dawn Freshwater who is moving to a new role in New Zealand next year.

Terry resigns from Curtin

Curtin University has announced the departure of vice-chancellor Deborah Terry, who will take up the role of vice-chancellor at the University of Queensland.

Crothers, Badge commence school upgrades

Crothers Construction and Badge Constructions have begun work on two separate school upgrades, worth a respective $10 million and $9 million.

Clontarf receives $30m in government funding

The state government today announced it will provide $30 million in funding over five years to the The Clontarf Foundation, allowing the sports academy to operate in 30 Western Australian schools as of 2020.

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