Using evidence to help build and evaluate good ideas in education technology

As researchers, we care that our educational systems improve, support all learners, and are grounded solidly in research evidence. But how do we work with stakeholders like educational technology startups to support effective use of that evidence? Researchers and practitioners worry about this, because we care about evaluating and scaling good ideas. By ‘scaling’ we mean adjusting and improving good ideas as they are rolled out and used.

3 days ago

by By Simon Knight, Anissa Moeini and Alison Clark-Wilson

Notre Dame academics recognised for their pioneering work in early childhood

A team of five academics from Perth’s University of Notre Dame have been recognised in the Australian Awards for University Teaching for their pioneering work in Early Childhood Education, enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience.

16 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Pay it Forward: How a little kindness may be just what ECEC needs right now

The concept of “paying it forward” noticing something kind someone has done for you, and then doing something kind for someone else is not a new one. People have been paying it forward for many years, with the movement resurging 20 years ago inspired by a movie of the same name.

20 days ago

by Freya Lucas

MTA showcases the latest in innovative technology for ECEC services

The team from MTA are well known to those working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, always delighting educators and approved providers with a range of resources hand picked to support them to run high quality educational programs.

23 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Property innovation with Woodlea sales centre designed to transform into ECEC space

A master planned community, located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne at Rockbank, has looked to the future, designing its third sales and discovery centre, known as the Woodlea Hub, with the intention of adapting the building into a childcare centre in five years time, aiming to minimise waste and its impact on the environment.

24 days ago

by Freya Lucas