Monthly Archives: November 2022

5 ways to create a compassionate workplace culture and help workers recover from burnout

5 ways to create a compassionate workplace culture and help workers recover from burnout

We live in tumultuous times which can create an added layer of uncertainty for employees who need to build relationships with students, patients or clients. Providing calm, confident and warm emotional labour can be difficult for people experiencing burnout, grief or compassion fatigue. I have been studying the impact of compassion fatigue and burnout, as well as the […] … learn more→

With record numbers of students cheating, unis should revert to old school in-person exams

With record numbers of students cheating, unis should revert to old school in-person exams

Contract cheating – where commercial cheating services provide assignments for university students – has become a global problem. Australia is not immune. According to the latest data, record numbers of Australian students are paying someone else to do their assessments. This comes amid broader concerns about rising levels of cheating during COVID. Last week, the University of […] … learn more→

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse, as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Tuvalu’s minister for justice, communication and foreign affairs, Simon Kofe, made the announcement via a chilling digital address to leaders at COP27. He said the plan, which accounts […] … learn more→

What does self-regulate mean? The key to learning how to learn

What does self-regulate mean? The key to learning how to learn

There are two fundamental aspects that have a direct influence on teaching practice and that make it necessary to reflect on it today to adapt to the current needs of students. On the one hand, we find globalization and instant and massive access to information. How should we approach teaching , if the conceptual and procedural contents are […] … learn more→

In 2020, universities shifted to online learning – three lessons from students’ experiences

In 2020, universities shifted to online learning – three lessons from students’ experiences

For young people who were in university at the height of the COVID pandemic, the university experience was suddenly radically different to what they had expected. Teaching moved quickly online, with students forced to adjust to using digital tools to complete their learning at home. Those looking forward to life on campus instead saw social and extra-curricular activities curtailed. […] … learn more→

Retraining: those bac+5 who turn to crafts

Retraining: those bac+5 who turn to crafts

An interior designer turned baker, an ex-banker at the head of his cheese factory, or a marketing manager turned electrician… such professional trajectories, if they remain atypical, are less and less surprising today. On the one hand, professional retraining is normalizing: according to the third Center Inffo/CSA training and employment barometer , 21% of working people were preparing for […] … learn more→

Personalised learning is billed as the ‘future’ of schooling: what is it and could it work

Personalised learning is billed as the ‘future’ of schooling: what is it and could it work

It is not uncommon for kids to complain about school, but studies show significant numbers of Australian students are actually disengaged with their education. A 2017 Grattan Institute report found as many as 40% are unproductive in a given year because they are disengaged. This is a huge concern. Not being engaged can lead to issues with […] … learn more→

Why do kids bully? And what can parents do about it?

Why do kids bully? And what can parents do about it?

Bullying is unfortunately a common problem in Australian schools, with surveys suggesting one in five teenagers are bullied. While schools are responsible for ensuring a safe environment, parents are likely to be distressed and unsure about what to do if their child is being bullied. What exactly is bullying? And how can you help your child if […] … learn more→

What the autumn statement means for financially struggling schools Share:

What the autumn statement means for financially struggling schools Share:

The cost-of-living crisis and new staffing costs have been pushing schools in England into financial trouble. So school leaders were relieved to hear of an increase to their budget in the government’s autumn statement, delivered on November 17. However, now that teachers and school leaders have had a chance to examine the details of this apparent handout, […] … learn more→

Why teach children to think like machines

Why teach children to think like machines

Historically, errors have been identified as a negative situation that we should avoid at all costs. It is a widespread conception that cuts across all areas of society. If a mistake is made in the practice of a sport, the consequence is a penalty. From the field of education, it is a characteristic principle of currents related to […] … learn more→