Making Human Rights Visible: A Drama and Geography Project

By Lisa Aitken,

Geography and Drama teachers at the Lakes College worked together to develop curriculum for students that built understanding and empathy of human rights issues across the world. Students developed skills in collaboration, creativity and critical thinking as well as digital literacy.

Transforming Education Alongside Parents and Community

By Lisa Aitken,

Community consultation and engagement At CPAHS, we have worked hard over a number of years to rethink learning experiences for our students. We have tried, evaluated and implemented new and emerging pedagogies; used design thinking processes to identify and prototype solutions to challenges before scaling them; developed a framework...

Creative Intelligence: Improving Green Spaces for City of Sydney at the U@Uni Summer School

By Lisa Aitken,

In its 10th year, the U@Uni Summer School program has provided hands on inquiry based learning for year 11 students for over a decade. This year the newly developed Creative Intelligence summer school has seen students use design thinking and entrepreneurial skills in a transdiscplinary way to develop a...

Planning Project Based Learning: An insight into planning at Doonside Technology High School

By Lisa Aitken,

Nagiha Sahyouni is the head of year 7 teacher at Doonside Technology High School and shares with us her ten tips to plan effective project based learning (PBL) with staff at your school. 1. Gather scope and sequences from all faculties. 2. Find a theme to connect subject areas. 3....

5 Books to add to your list!

By Lisa Aitken,

It's holiday time and like many in the education sector I am catching up on a little reading! Here are my favs at the moment.

What sort of teacher will you be in 2019?

By Lisa Aitken,

The teaching world almost (finally) has a chance to stop, take a break and reflect upon the crazy, tiring but rewarding year that has been. It’s important at this time to think about your achievements as a teacher and the major impact that you have had on so many...

STEAMPunk Girls: Encouraging girls into STEM using PBL

By Lisa Aitken,

Through project based learning, girls at this school innovate ways in which they can assist a student with a disability at their school.

Operation Save the Tiger

By Lisa Aitken,

Students began the investigation by watching a launch video that revealed the driving question: How can we as individuals in our community effectively contribute to tiger conservation? The video, a collaboration between DSODE teachers, the Education Officer and the Big Cat Keepers from TWPZ, set the scene and importantly,...

Future-proof education to deliver industry needs, and equity

By Lisa Aitken,

Which specific skills tomorrow’s professions will call for is uncertain, as technology transforms the professional landscape at an unprecedented rate. Not just individual jobs but entire sectors are at risk of becoming obsolete. While technological advancements are opening up new specialties elsewhere, they will be available with those who are...

Working with PBL Grandmaster Thom Markham

By Lisa Aitken,

Teacher Name: Natalie Littler Subject/s area: PDHPE How does your school use project based learning (PBL)? Our school has been running PBL for two years now. We started with year 7 last year and continued into year 8 this year. All faculties develop their own PBL and complete one...

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