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Students at the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in Aurukun. Peter Holmes A Court

What went wrong at Aurukun School?

The lesson to be learned from Aurukun is around the impact of out-sourcing education to commercial interests.
There’s no use pretending the teacher doesn’t have more knowledge than everyone else in the room; this is the way it should be. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Ignore the fads: teachers should teach and students should listen

Explicit instruction - where the teacher stands at the front of the class and teaches - is out of vogue with educators who prefer collaborative learning. But it's really the only teaching style with proven results.
New age ways of teaching where the children guide their learning rather than the teacher are perhaps not as effective. Shutterstock

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all

Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, the teachers reported that much of China’s success…
We keep hearing about “Direct Instruction” but what does it actually mean? Flickr/Judy Baxter

Direct Instruction and the teaching of reading

Prominent Indigenous Australian Noel Pearson is promoting Direct Instruction in Cape York schools, prominent educationalists have dismissed it as “pedagogy for the poor”, and Education Minister Christopher…
No one-size-fits-all approach will solve Indigenous literacy problems. AAP

Indigenous literacy needs more than ‘sounding out’ words

Closing the gap in Indigenous literacy is a problem without a simple solution. But it can be done. As I’ve argued previously, we need to give up the search for a one-size-fits-all approach and adopt a…
While the Direct Instruction approach is useful, it shouldn’t be used in isolation, and it won’t “fix” anything. AAP

‘Biggest Loser’ policy on literacy will not deliver long-term gains

Yesterday’s announcement of a $22 million grant for a Direct Instruction program - a direct method of teaching using lectures and demonstrations - to improve literacy outcomes for remote Indigenous children…

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