Category Archives: Education reform

Jim and Jillian Dellit established this website to bring together their various endeavours, to engage with and contribute to the educational community and educational delivery. Jillian is continuing this work both in her own right, and to keep faith with Jim's life, 1947-2014, and their productive partnership 1970-2014.

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January 6

Review: Studying and Researching with Social Media posted by Jillian in technology in education

It looks bland, but proved to be engrossing and addictively dip-in-able. I was sent a review copy of Megan Poore’s book, Studying and Researching with Social Media, in the Sage Study Skills Series. The book is aimed at university students … Continue reading

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May 6

More than education posted by Jillian in Assessment, Education policy, Education reform, equity

My beliefs about the role of education in a democratic society have guided my own education, my subsequent career and the way I conduct my life. I have worked locally, at a state and a national level to structure and … Continue reading

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December 6

Education that serves the community posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, equity, History of Education, Secondary schooling

I recently attended the 50 year reunion of my high school Leaving class from a selective state girls’ school in Sydney. Although the group has met every decade since leaving school, this is the first I have attended. I have … Continue reading

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November 6

A twenty-first century educator posted by Jillian in Education reform, technology in education

What does it mean to be an educator in the twenty first century?  Most people could come up with a description of what teachers do to contribute to society – ensure that essential skills and bodies of knowledge are passed … Continue reading

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March 28

Telling the digital education story posted by Jillian in Education reform, technology in education

For those who have been working for years to ensure schools can serve and enable a knowledge society, there has been quite a lot of positive indicators and encouragement in recent months.

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September 9

Bring your own technology: build your own social capital. posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, equity, parents, technology in education

The recent ACER publication Bring Your Own Technology: The BYOT guide for schools and families by Mal Lee and Martin Levins has triggered some useful online discussion. Mal Lee, whose writings in professional journals will be familiar to a majority … Continue reading

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February 21

Australian education today: strategies in search of policies posted by Jim in Curriculum, Education policy, Education reform, Primary schooling, Secondary schooling

In 1995 a UNESCO report identified a trend among member states towards a disjunction between policy making and program or strategy development in education. Their report, (Haddad, W Education policy process an applied framework, UNESCO, 1995) identified a shift in … Continue reading

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February 19

Personal Learning Environments posted by Jillian in Education reform, technology in education

While learning analytics has potential for innovation in teaching, personal learning environments, also on the New Media Consortium’s four to five year horizon, place the emphasis on what learners themselves might control.

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February 8

Learning Analytics posted by Jillian in Education reform, equity, technology in education

The New Media Consortium’s 2011 K-12 Horizon Report identified Learning Analytics as a tool likely to impact on schools within a three to five year period. Learning analytics brings tools widely used in marketing and the high-end security industries to … Continue reading

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January 29

The Education of the Public posted by Jillian in Education policy, Education reform, Primary schooling

Last week I watched the first episode of Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys, first broadcast last September in the UK. I really enjoyed Malone’s choir programs; he clearly has a talent for music and community as well as for … Continue reading

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