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Inspired Discussion

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.
1 May 2018
Taranganba teachers feel that data is not a judgement of their teaching ability but a starting point for each step in the journey. The focus is on growth and improvement, not just achievement.
1 May 2018
We are excited to have recently published Joy and Data: creating success for every student, a compilation of Sir Michael’s lecture and six exemplar case studies.
Lucy Clark, Beautiful Failures
16 February 2017
Beautiful Failures, an Australian Learning Lecture Event, supported by The Guardian stimulated debate about what education should be if we are to seize the immense opportunities that lie ahead.
hand over keyboard
12 May 2016
A national action plan agreed by Commonwealth, state and territory governments is urgently required if Australia is to arrest declining performances in schools.
 access to information
16 July 2015
The Head of the Dept of Education for Kwazulu-Natal talks about how access to information can transform learning.
Dianne Jackson
22 June 2015
ARACY CEO Dr Dianne Jackson on how data informs a learning culture, and why learning is essential to alleviating poverty.
 Sir Michael Barber
18 May 2015
Sir Michael Barber shows how data and joy intersect in his own bicycle training regime.
Country learners
11 May 2015
Rural youth ambassadors talk about the issues in learning and education that matter to them most.
Patrick Griffin
5 May 2015
Prof. Patrick Griffin discusses the skills today's school students need to learn to equip them for the information- and knowledge-based economy of the future.
 Children learning
4 May 2015
Students at an Australian kindergarten program talk about their learning journey.
Young learner
28 April 2015
A new survey has found overwhelming support for the value of learning.
data image
2 April 2015
The inaugural ALL theme is ‘Joy and Data’: two ideas not often expressed together, but both central to learning.