Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

  • What Is Mastery Learning?

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    March 5th, 2021 Features

    In the 1970s, educator Benjamin Bloom found that students fared better when they were allowed to master each course topic before moving on to the next. This is called mastery learning, and it stands in stark contrast to the traditional method of forcing students to move on whether they’ve mastered a course topic or not…. Read More

  • What Are Flexible Industry Pathways?

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    March 4th, 2021 Features

    In what will be the biggest overhaul of VET schools in a generation, the South Australian government is now introducing Flexible Industry Pathways, a program aimed at placing a bigger emphasis on VET in secondary schools in order to lead to more meaningful job outcomes. The idea is to provide a pool of skilled professionals… Read More

  • Why Is Immersive Learning So Effective?

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    February 9th, 2021 Features

    Immersive learning is becoming a bigger part of both in-person and online education across the globe. Why is it so effective at improving learning outcomes, beyond the obvious appeal of being virtually transported to another place or time? Research suggests the answer lies in presence, autonomy, and feedback. What Is Immersive Learning? Immersive learning is… Read More

  • If Not Learning Styles Theory, Then What?

    As of the last major literature review in 2008, there’s still very little evidence that people learn best when information is processed according to their purported “learning style.” Individuals may have preferred thinking styles, says cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham, but these don’t serve them when the processing method (e.g. visual) doesn’t match up to the… Read More

  • The Future of Physical Therapies

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    January 12th, 2021 No Comments Features

    Physical therapies encompass much more than the classic image of helping patients recover from stroke or sports injury. There is a wide range of specialisations within the field of physical therapy, including occupational and speech language therapy, each with unique practices and techniques for improving people’s quality of life. Demand for physical therapists will remain… Read More

  • How to Navigate Online Learning in 2021

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    January 10th, 2021 No Comments Features

    As we approach one year since the pandemic hit most of the world, it’s worth taking a look at how online learning will continue to expand and develop in 2021. One thing that’s clear is that it will continue to be an important option even if schools and companies return to their physical locations, and… Read More