This extract is from the parent of a student participating in Aurora’s Aspiration Initiative. It gives unique insight into the true value of this incredible program and the impact.
It was another average day for Wilfried Timmons. He was working at Footlocker helping another customer find some shoes that suited her.
Measuring the outcomes of alternative learning programs has yielded extraordinary data, thanks to an Australian Research Council (ARC) project grant, writes DR RICHARD O'DONOVAN.
An article written by the Building Futures’ team Richard O’Donovan and Naomi Berman, and the Dusseldorp Forum’s Ani Wierenga, has just been published
WHEN Aboriginal elders approached Macquarie University 10 years ago, it marked the start of a unique collaboration, writes Erin Rozgonyi of the National Indigenous Science Education Progam (NISEP).
When high school teacher Paul Sherman took over WAVE (Wirreanda Adaptive Vocational Education) five years ago it had 64 students. Today it has 134, and a growing reputation for engaging those who are drifting.
Recently, a group of fourteen year old Koori students were interviewed at a TAI (The Aspiration Initiative) camp. TAI is an academic enrichment program for high-performing Indigenous students,
The beginning of the first decade of the new millennium was an exciting time to be a teacher. The world was changing and a critical mass of people had embraced the possibilities of that change, particularly with regard to teaching and learning.
Contemporary education is grounded in a set of assumptions as profoundly flawed and outdated as flat-earth theory. These stem from the labelling of social knowledge as “soft skills”
Emergencies are so liberating – in a rush of power and adrenaline we leap into the fray, crush the evildoers and save the children. There are no complexities, relationships, protocols or even laws to be considered.