Students delve into the stories behind the names on the boardDecember 05, 2018
A whole-of-school and community project at Sydney Technical High School to mark 100 years since World War I has proved the formula that “fun leads to engagement of students, and results in learning”.
Consultation important in HSC monitoringNovember 16, 2018
After discussions with Federation, the Department has revised the 2019 HSC monitoring procedures and guidance material relating to these procedures, soon to be released.
Learning progressions and PLAN2 questions answeredNovember 16, 2018
Federation has continued to pursue teacher concerns regarding the implementation of learning progressions and the use of PLAN2 in Early Action for Success schools and others.
VET teacher training issues clarifiedNovember 15, 2018
VET teachers have raised concerns about new requirements for the Certificate IV imposed by the regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on all registered training authorities delivering VET courses.
Shift in work tasks vital to prioritise learningSeptember 24, 2018
The report on teachers’ workload states: “Teachers’ autonomy is seen to be an indicator of professional respect and is an integral element in professional roles where contradictory and conflicting demands require freedom to manage these within complete professional roles.”
First steps to reclaiming teaching and learning focusAugust 26, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has proposed a working group aimed at reducing the administrative burden on schools, arising from discussions with Federation on the initial and final findings of the research project “Understanding Work in Schools: The Foundation for Teaching and Learning”, commissioned by the union.
PLAN2 data collection requirements cutJune 18, 2018
The Department of Education has responded positively to Federation’s call for a significant reduction in the workload associated with data collection for PLAN2 in the Early Action for Success (EAfS) schools.
Stokes prioritises administrative workload reductionJune 07, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes says he shares “concerns that a teacher’s core role of educating children in the classroom can be adversely affected by the administrative burden” in a letter to Federation, dated 1 June.