#Education #Australia #NAPLAN Recent NAPLAN test results have shown a decrease in education outcomes for Australia students. So naturally, we need to change the test? References NAPLAN results spark further calls for overhaul of student testing system https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-28/naplan-results-further-calls-for-overhaul-of-tests/11454966 Australia scores overall average in latest UNICEF OECD ranking on child well-being, falling behind in quality education […]
#Education #HomeSchool #DistanceEducation Q&A about HomeSchooling and Distance Ed with Rachel and Florian.
#Education #Queensland #Math Queensland has adopted the national curriculum and parents are complaining that their children are going from A’s to D’s. Is maths just too hard for Queenslanders? Let’s have a look.
#Salt #MicroPlastics #HomeSchooling Prompted by a viewer concern about table salt I decided to do a terrible unscientific experiment to examine normal table salt for any microplastic contamination using my iPhone and a microscope attachment. A very reasonable and portable tool that is fantastic for homeschooling and teaching children about the world around them. It’s […]
#VeganDiet #Nutrition #Food Featuring special guest Jojo I discuss a recent case in which two parents neglected their 20-month-old to the point where she had no teeth and could not roll over all because of a vegan diet. I am disappointed at the Judge’s criticisms of the father. Particularly considering what might happen when a […]
#Measles #AntiVax #Vaccination I look at the recent Measles outbreak in New York, Measles health warning in Queensland and the social media response to Anti Vaccination information. References Measles in New York https://nypost.com/2019/01/08/new-york-battles-worst-measles-outbreak-in-decades/ Measles health alert – Queensland Health https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/measles Facebook Will Crack Down on Anti-Vaccine Content https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-anti-vaccine-crack-down/
#Oxford #Wamen #MRA I look at a recent article from the Telegraph discussing plans to reform the Classics syllabus at Oxford University to make it easier for Women to achieve First Class Honours. References Oxford University’s Classics degree to be overhauled in bid to boost number of female students getting Firsts https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/02/09/oxford-universitys-classics-degree-overhauled-bid-boost-number/?fbclid=IwAR2eFPpB-VRMtt2sKkvvjM21TAAU3uzHCYkyB3Bv1-ImhRedhokQzvWFDhA#
The Australian Education Decline #Education #Australia #UNICEF We need innovation and freedom. https://youtu.be/Q-qcxl_0lhE References SMH: UN agency ranks Australia 39 out of 41 countries for quality education https://www.smh.com.au/education/un-agency-ranks-australia-39-out-of-41-countries-for-quality-education-20170615-gwrt9u.html Education Matters: UNICEF report card ranks Australia 39/41 in education http://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/unicef-report-card-ranks-australia-3941-in-education/ An Unfair Start Inequality in Children’s Education in Rich Countries https://www.unicef.org.au/Upload/UNICEF/Media/Documents/UNICEF-Report-Card-15.pdf