This year Kyneton Secondary College has introduced the option of a new program for Year 10 students. The Applied Learning Program aims to develop a positive approach to lifelong learning, improving communication skills, emotional literacy and self-efficacy. The intention is to enable students to stay at school and then decide which pathway suits them best. The program leads into the VCAL, without closing off the options of VCE or VET courses.
Jeana Kriewaldt, Dianne Mulcahy
A new research project is aiming to establish a set of standards for the discipline of geography. The study will involve complementary accounts of geography lessons in six schools in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. The outcomes of the study will include (i) a set of standards for teaching geography
that is built on a platform of co-participation by teachers, learners and other stakeholders and (ii) prototype professional learning resources
that embody accomplished practice in geography teaching.