What Makes a Teacher Great?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Teaching

Teach for America is one of those admirable programs that throws brave new teachers into a mix of troubled classrooms and helps take students living in less than desirable conditions get a solid education. These teachers are the influencers and have shown their capability time and time again of giving…

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Accessing the ‘Help’ feature

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Michele Hargrove

Michele Hargrove has been a trainer for our IT courses since 2003 and, like all good teachers, she regards education as an ever-continuing process. “Over the years, if I felt that I did not have the qualifications for a task, then I set about obtaining them,” says Michele. This viewpoint…

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Two of our trainers take a bow!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congratulations to two of our trainers, whose great work has received the thumbs up from their students. Kasna Su from Tweed Heads in NSW was full of praise for the expertise of her Writing & Communications trainer, Harvey Shore.  She wrote: “I’m one of your students from a couple of…

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Going ‘the extra mile’

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This month we feature Kathy Gregan, a senior trainer and workplace assessor who specialises in tutoring for the Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate IV in Aged Care, the Certificate III in Disability and the Certificate III in Home & Community Care and Certificate IV in Home & Community Care….

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Harvey Shore – personalising the experience

Thursday, July 21, 2011

“I want to say thank you for all the assistance, guidance and feedback you’ve given me. I didn’t expect to learn half as much from the course as I have.” This is an excerpt from a letter by an appreciative graduate of our Certificate in Professional Scriptwriting to his trainer….

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Reflections on an era of change

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We are living in a time of transformation across a whole range of experiences, including communication, and this is directly impacting on the delivery of education services. The organisation that is currently called ‘Cengage Education’ has witnessed many eras of change over the past century of its operation and it…

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Tony Bosworth

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Writing is a skill that has to be learned. Tony Bosworth, a senior trainer with the Australian College of Journalism (ACJ), a division of Cengage Education, points out that his ability as a writer and teacher is based on 35 years’ experience. “I have been learning throughout my professional career…

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Diana Penson

Friday, May 13, 2011

Early childhood education is not just a career choice for Diana Penson – it’s a vocation. She has studied, worked and taught in this field for more than 40 years. Diana has been a trainer and workplace assessor for the past seven years with Cengage Education for our Certificate III…

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Damian Bridge

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

  Damian Bridge, who has spent his working life in high level roles in the financial world, as well as having extensive teaching experience, knows what he is talking about when he says: “One of the most valuable resources available to our students is the opportunity to seek the advice…

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Terrific tutors

Monday, April 4, 2011

We always thought Cengage Education had passionate and committed tutors, and recent compliments from our students demonstrate that you agree. Susanne Judge won a bouquet for her constructive comments about the use of workplace examples in an assignment to support theoretical understanding. These comments helped a Diploma of Management student…

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