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National Curriculum

#FutureSchools Day 1

Today was a whole day master class in Teaching Kids to Code.  I have dabbled in code in the past.  Tried scratch, tried Bits Box, tried various iPad apps, learn to code sites and it just never seemed to make sense.  I find drag and drop programming frustrating partly I think because I lose track […]

McDonalds and Culture in the Same Sentence?

Our Year 6’s are about to study a unit on Culture and among discussions during planning the conversation moved towards what definition or concept of culture were the students going to look at.  Being an inquiry based unit the decision was to go with what ever definition the student decided to go with would then […]

What Exactly is the Purpose of Education?

This week I have spent my time in primary school planning meetings.  Each of these has started the same way with the teachers being given a copy of the draft National Australian Curriculum.  Each of these meetings has then gone in a very different direction depending on the combination of teachers.  One thing that did […]