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Kevin is founder of the world.edu project. The past 28 years have been involved in publishing to the education sector in print and the internet. Kevin has a degree in Education and has a many years experience in developing companies and projects.
Australia spends $5 billion a year on teaching assistants in schools but we don’t know what they do

Australia spends $5 billion a year on teaching assistants in schools but we don’t know what they do

This Friday, state and federal education ministers will meet for the first time since the federal election. The stakes are high. Ministers meet as teacher shortages and workload pressures are dominating education headlines and severely stressing schools. We need to address teacher supply concerns and better support the teachers who are already in schools. But as our new research shows, we can’t […] … learn more→

Can artificial intelligence predict a student's grade without the need for an exam?

Can artificial intelligence predict a student’s grade without the need for an exam?

Artificial intelligence and data analytics impact our lives on virtually every level. The educational context is no exception. This is how what we call Learning Analytics arises , a research discipline that tries to apply data analysis to improve the teaching and learning process. Among many other types of studies, there are several research initiatives that work with increasingly […] … learn more→

Community and school gardens don’t magically sprout bountiful benefits

Community and school gardens don’t magically sprout bountiful benefits

While it is widely understood that community and and school gardening have innumerable health, well-being and educational benefits, it’s important to realize these benefits don’t magically appear when gardens take root. Over the past six years, I’ve worked closely with educators, community workers, activists and community members in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal as we created, funded and sustained gardens and garden teams at schools […] … learn more→

From the teaching of literature to literary education

From the teaching of literature to literary education

The teaching of literature, as we traditionally know it, began in the 19th century with mass literacy and schooling. In that context, it was a priority to transmit a series of values ​​to students, usually related to the principles of emerging and historical nationalities. Since those beginnings, the teaching of literature has undergone drastic changes in […] … learn more→

‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line

‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line

Despite the best efforts of clinicians and researchers for decades, we still do not fully know why some people develop mental disorders and others do not. However, changes in the brain are very likely our best clues to future mental health outcomes. The adolescent brain is particularly important in this pursuit as changes during this […] … learn more→

5 of the biggest threats today’s K-12 students and educators face don’t involve guns

5 of the biggest threats today’s K-12 students and educators face don’t involve guns

While many American students and their parents worry that the next mass shooting could happen at their school, schools are also facing a number of other threats that do not involve guns. Many of these threats are related to the mental health of educators and students. From 2018 to 2021, both before and during the pandemic, I spent […] … learn more→

The three worst Cyberattacks of 2022 so far

The three worst Cyberattacks of 2022 so far

State-sponsored hackers had a field day in the first half of this year, committing a variety of crimes that ranged from the theft of cryptocurrencies to the hacking of major telecommunications businesses. During the first half of this troublesome year, there has been a steady increase in the number of massive cyberattacks, data breaches, digital […] … learn more→

If Australian schools want to improve student discipline, they need to address these 5 issues

If Australian schools want to improve student discipline, they need to address these 5 issues

NSW is in the middle of overhauling its approach to suspensions and expulsions. Under a proposed plan due to start in term 4, students can only be sent home a maximum of three times a year. This is designed to reduce the high number of sanctions against vulnerable children in public schools. But it has been met with opposition from teachers, […] … learn more→

School playgrounds are getting squeezed: here are 8 ways to keep students active in small spaces

School playgrounds are getting squeezed: here are 8 ways to keep students active in small spaces

As enrolments climb and urban spaces become more crowded, some Australian schools have been left with less play space per student than a prison cell. Standard prison cell guidelines recommend at least 7.5 square metres per prisoner. One Sydney school reportedly has just 1.14 square metres of play space per student. As experts in health and physical education, we are deeply […] … learn more→

Jane Goodall joins Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series: the strange evolution of an iconic doll

Jane Goodall joins Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series: the strange evolution of an iconic doll

In news many probably never expected to see, no-frills, outdoorsy, animal behaviour expert and conservation activist Jane Goodall has become a Barbie doll (accompanied by her famous chimpanzee, David Greybeard). As the latest member of toymaker Mattel’s “Barbie Inspiring Women Series” honouring historical and contemporary heroines, she joins aviator Amelia Earhart, NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson and […] … learn more→