Shakespeare’s plays began at The Globe, performed for all walks of society and alive with the magic of theatre. Too often when educating our children we forget that crucial word ‘play’ and introduce them to the Bard as a book, and an old one at that, with the act of deciphering the language distancing them from the immediacy of the still surprisingly contemporary and universal truths at their heart.
At Bell Shakespeare we are passionate about giving our audiences, young and old, access to experiencing Shakespeare as it was meant to be, as a live theatre production. But we also know how important it is to assist our teachers and educators with strategies to bring the plays alive, engaging students with their study of Shakespeare on a deep level and alleviating any of their own fears about tackling the Bard.
What does the future hold? In this special 50th issue of COSMOS, Australia's #1 science magazine, we ask leading scientists to imagine the world 50 years from now. Radical changes in population, climate and food supply are certain by 2063; but equally certain are paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that will transform health, energy, the environment and food technology. Glimpse the future in this feature-packed issue of COSMOS.
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We are EyeKey Productions, based in Brisbane, Australia comprised of four young homeschooled men, Ryan and Connor Grzesiak along with Judah and Asa Simard, two sets of brothers (15-19yrs old), who've grown up together making films at every opportunity and who believe that our film making is intrinsically connected with our faith.
I graduated from high school in 1982. By my students' standards, that makes me old. I grew up in an age of books, pens, and paper. Information was scarce and if I wanted access to knowledge I had to look in libraries, textbooks, or in the minds of my teachers. In contrast, today's students are living in an information-saturated society. Read more
Last Updated on 07 April 2013
2013 - 2014 HEA Committee
On 12th March 2013 the Home Education Association Annual General Meeting was held.
The meeting was held via teleconference. This meeting saw a couple of our respected committee members retire and some of our previous committee members come back onto the committee. Some members continued on with the committee and we gained a new member too.
The Big Science Competition is a one-hour multiple choice competition held in schools during May.
The Big Science Competition: · is aligned to Australian Curriculum - Science; · has flexible competition dates so you can fit it into your busy schedule; · provides teachers with a diagnostic report against strands and sub-strands of the Australian Curriculum; · recognises student achievement with certificates detailing their performance; and · rewards teachers and students with great prizes just for taking part.
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org. Watch the video here.
Last Updated on 24 March 2013
Disrupting Education With Competent Kids, the Internet, and Experimentation
Two years ago, Salman Khan took the stage at TED and completely upended my sense of what is possible when it comes to innovation around education. Yesterday Sugata Mitra did that again. This year's TED Prize winner doesn't just turn our current model of education on its head. He blows it completely out of the water.
What if, instead of transferring content from teacher to student, the role of the teacher was to provoke students with questions and to encourage but not directly instruct? Read more