scil on the road

The scil team have just started an adventure, looking at spaces and places where people go to learn, choose to learn and make choices about their learning. The big question is 'how do we create spaces where everyone, students, staff and visitors want to come and want to learn?' because quality design directly affects the …

“Minister for Learning”… now how would that change the focus of education in our nation?

In Australia we are in an interesting political environment. When the government was finally decided and the portfolios handed out many of us in education were bemused by the decision to appoint the "Minister for Schools, Early Childhood and Youth" - prior to the swearing in of the minister this was hastily changed to  include "education" - …

The handshake: Getting it ‘just right’

This is one of those important practicalities of leadership - the handshake. With an election looming here in Australia, many can remember that pivotal moment of the 2004 election. The Labor leader Mark Latham's handshake almost wrestled the then PM John Howard as they passed in a corridor between radio interviews, pulling him close and staring him …

Are we doing the best for our students?

What are the critical skills for employability? For these workers the general preparation for work was basic knowledge: Technical skills Scientific skill Reading Writing Arithmetic What are the crucial skills needed in this workplace? Applied skills... Global literacy | Digital Literacy Culturally sensitive | Languages Creativity | Innovation Flexibility | Agility | Nimbleness People skills …