Monthly Archive: April 2012

Being Average Part 2 (pd) 0

Being Average Part 2 (pd)

I always like Garrison Keillor’s sign off from Lake Woebegon: “…where all the children are above average.” For any statistician, average is a wonderful thing. As educators, we should recognise that most of our...

Visible Teaching and Learning 0

Visible Teaching and Learning

From John Hattie, Visible Learning. Visible teaching and learning occurs when learning is the explicit goal, when  it is appropriately challenging, when the teacher and the student both (in their various ways) seek to ascertain...

The Good Book – Encounter – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 0

The Good Book – Encounter – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I missed this episode one the break, so I will look forward to catching up once the trips to work begin (love that drive to the Highlands). Naturally, one for the Studies of Religion...

Errors & Omissions: In search of the final word on how to use prepositions properly (eng) 0

Errors & Omissions: In search of the final word on how to use prepositions properly (eng)

Always good to see a discussion of language in the papers! Errors & Omissions: In search of the final word on how to use prepositions properly – Errors & Omissions – Corrections – The...

The Sydney Morning Herald Digital Edition: Families haunted by loss of young lives (sor) 0

The Sydney Morning Herald Digital Edition: Families haunted by loss of young lives (sor)

While we know that things are not great in many remote – and not so remote – communities, this article turns my blood cold, particularly when the deaths are linked to grog, often obtained...

@ABCthedrum, 17/04/2012 11:19 (sor) 0

@ABCthedrum, 17/04/2012 11:19 (sor)

A very profound reflection on the contradictions in morality and ethics in our pluralist society. It goes some way to teasing out the conundrum which the neo-atheists point to, that religion seems to be...