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When Uni Meets the Real World

By Lisa Aitken,

You’ve heard the term ‘authentic assessment’, but do you actually know what it means? We’re breaking down the jargon to explain what authentic assessments are, why they’re important and how three academics have come up with creative ways to incorporate them into their classes today. What would you do:...

Making Assessment Fun: Authenticity

By Lisa Aitken,

Heard this before? 'but when will I ever use this skill in the REAL world?' Authentic assessment allows students to demonstrate key learning and 21st century skills through tasks that connect with the real world.

Finding the Sweet Spot: Creativity, Chocolate, and Middle School at Doonside Technology HS

By Lisa Aitken,

At Doonside Technology High School, we recognised the need to change our teaching and learning practices if we are to prepare students effectively for a life after school in the 21st century. During Term 1 of the school year, students in 7 Purple created a healthy chocolate alternative,...

Driving question inspo from the U@Uni Summer School program

By Lisa Aitken,

The U@Uni Summer School program provides an opportunity for 200 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds in NSW to come on UTS campus to learn and discover alongside UTS students and academics. The program builds 21st century capacities such a collaboration, creativity and innovation through its interactive and hands on...

Making products public

By Lisa Aitken,

Teachers share the exciting and engaging ways their students showcase and exhibit major works during culminating events.

PBL Project: F1 race cars

By Lisa Aitken,

Students at Granville Boys High School (GBHS) are steering their way through Science, Mathematics, TAS, and PDHPE in transdisciplinary PBL.

PBL progress report: From paddock to plate

By Lisa Aitken,

Tania Safar, Head Teacher and VET Coordinator from Merrylands High School (MHS), provides a progress report on her TAS PBL project that has students question how we value and respect the food that we eat.

PBL Project: Toy Story

By Lisa Aitken,

Bankstown Girls High School students are taking action on global issues through PBL.

PBL Project: Rejuvenating Ingleburn Reserve

By Lisa Aitken,

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School (CPAHS) is driving transdisciplinary PBL that promotes positive and sustainable community engagement.

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