A combination of powerful teachers’ union and progressive educational practices has produced a secondary education system that short-chagnes young Australians, writes Dr Mark Lopez. “The teacher just gets us to take turns reading out of the novel until the period is over.” This is what one of my Year 12 English students explained to me when I asked him why he had not taken sufficient notes in class as I had instructed him to do. “There is not much to write down,” he stressed. Another student, who had been in the same predicament, using a hushed tone appropriate to revealing inside information…
Australian states bear the responsibility for healthcare and education matters.
We need to rethink the trajectory of pedagogy in Australia, and provide far better formation for young minds.
We also need to keep an eye on evolving healthcare policies, particularly regarding bioethical issues.
Read on for suggested policies and methods.