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Failure Week

Greg Whitby, 13 Sept 2017.  The education system has turned failure into an illicit activity to be avoided at all costs.  Because our school system has institutionalised failure, it actively discourages the very thing that schools are expected to do and imposes limits on learning.  Read the article here

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What kind of children will we get when we focus on performance rather than learning?

Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, 23 August 2017.   In the Whitlam Institute’s latest Perspectives paper, Prof Justine Grønbaek Pors explains research showing that standardised testing and educational rankings continue to have adverse effects on children and young people.  NAPLAN has moved us no closer to improved outcomes but has contributed to increased anxiety and stress. […]

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