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Passion Index pilot schools
29 March 2019
The one-year trial of the Passion Index, a student profile and learning engagement tool, in six Victorian schools drew to a close at the end of 2018.
Learning in a community
29 March 2019
How does a school create a community of learners? How does a school engage parents so that they can support each child’s learning?
Early learning
29 March 2019
How data is used to provide greater insight into how each student learns was explored to great success at ALL’s inaugural series of Joy and Data case studies in Victoria.
29 March 2019
Rooty Hill High School teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran, who featured in an ALL Joy and Data case study and video, has been named a finalist for the $1m Global Teacher Prize.
Ellen Koshland
29 March 2019
Ellen Koshland nominated as Person of Impact
Student writing
29 March 2019
2019 promises to be a big year for Australian education and Australian Learning Lecture. The ALL team is taking a keen interest in the growing debate about the need to reshape education in Australia, and our views have been sought by different players.
library redesign project
11 December 2018
Kingswood students have been part of the ALL Passion Index trial in 2018, developing Passion Profiles and then reflecting on and updating those profiles each term. The Year 7 students finished the school year working in groups on a community action project.
sharing gratitude
13 November 2018
Helping young people acquire the skills and mindset that counteract mental illness and prepare them for a ‘life well lived’ is top of mind of Warren Symonds, Principal at Mount Barker High School in South Australia.
gratitude tree
13 November 2018
Positive Education, the last Joy and Data seminar run through the Public Libraries Victoria Network is on 20 November from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Reservoir Library.
13 November 2018
A popular maths program has raised a $2.1m investment to change the way the crucial subject is taught in Australian schools. Maths Pathway is a feature case study in the Australian Learning Lecture’s Joy and Data impact program.
13 November 2018
Jennie Vine, one of ALL’s Passion Index advisory panellists, has been nominated to The Educator Hotlist 2018.
13 November 2018
Kingswood College, a school that has been enthusiastically participating in the in-school trial of the Australian Learning Lecture’s Passion Index, has passionate plans for their Year 7 students as they step up to have a taste of being Year 8 students during the school’s 13-day Headstart program.
19 September 2018
Ellen Koshland, the founder of the Australian Learning Lecture, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Education by Swinburne University.
19 September 2018
When staff at Hilltop Road Public School in Western Sydney looked at student learning they found that their students could tell them what they did, but they couldn’t tell them the learning behind it.
a way of reading
19 September 2018
In collaboration with ten Victorian public libraries, ALL is presenting the 'Joy and Data' case study events from September to November this year.
Student concentrating
19 September 2018
The Passion Index pilot project continues to demonstrate the value of schools using individual student Passion Profiles and especially the benefit of incorporating student reflections as a major element of these profiles
Lecture audience
19 September 2018
Following on from a forum convened by ALL and the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University earlier this year, two working groups have been established to consider curriculum and assessment, and pathways.
going to school
13 June 2018
ALL is pleased to report that it is working with Mitchell Institute and others to bring about a more productive understanding of school assessment and better transition to tertiary education.
Lecture 2017
13 June 2018
ALL’s vision from its inception was to introduce new ideas into the learning landscape in a bid to change thinking. Most recently we have been privileged to work in partnership with Mitchell Institute at Victoria University on the very big issue of reconfiguring the transition from secondary to tertiary education.
pathways
7 June 2018
Peter Dawkins and Yong Zhao argue that maximising ATAR is the primary focus for far too many students, rather than following passions and preparing for the future by developing their talents and exploring the wide variety of opportunities that are available.
Michael Barber
1 May 2018
In the school of the future, data is ubiquitous and measures progress not just on academic performance but also on the wider skills and attributes, such as leadership and teamwork, which we know are becoming vital to future success and fulfilment.

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