Mater moves in to fill Australian made nappy void as Huggies outsources to Asia

Those early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who are conducting a deeper dive into the ethics of consumerism, considering where the goods they purchased are made, by whom, and what the process of manufacture is, may be interested to learn that there is only one disposable nappy maker in Australia to bear the Australian Made logo Mater.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Wonder and wisdom in a children’s forest nature program

On a windy autumn morning, children dressed in colourful woolly hats and mittens sing a greeting to the Earth near a towering 150-year-old willow tree.

18 days ago

by Louise Zimanyi, Royal Roads University

Forget mining – focus on tech, start with the children – Map for Australia’s future

Australia is in the midst of an economic existential crisis, and the way out lies with entrepreneurs who are willing to build innovative global companies, and Australia as a nation moving away from its reliance on resources.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

HundrED and Lego put a spotlight on creativity, seeking educators and innovators ideas

In mid-November, at the HundrED Innovation Summit, a call was sent out to educators and innovators the world over, asking them to share ideas about innovations that would cultivate creativity in education settings and communities globally.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

In Conversation with Associate Professor Amy MacDonald, ECEC STEM researcher

With the introduction of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based subjects being a ‘hot topic’ in educational conversation at all levels from birth to tertiary, The Sector Editor Freya Lucas recently spoke with Associate Professor Amy MacDonald to learn more about her research, early childhood and the field of STEM, and her work with Little Scientists.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas