Australian Government review of teacher education open to public comment
The Australian Government established a Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group earlier this year to examine options for improving teacher education programs. The Advisory Group has called for submissions following the release of an Issues Paper outlining key topics for discussion. See statement from the Australian Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, and article from News.com.au, both 17 April 2014.
Push for Queensland Child Safety Curriculum to be adopted nationally
The Australian Government is considering adopting Queensland's Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum in schools nationally. See report on ABC News 14 April 2014.
New quarterly update from ACARA on primary curriculum
Primary Matters is a new quarterly update from ACARA’s Primary Curriculum team.
Using QR codes to connect home and school
An article posted on the EdTech blog suggests three ways in which QR (quick response) codes can be used to improve communications between schools and students' homes.
Introducing teachers to Google Glass
An article posted on the Edumic blog introduces teachers to Google Glass and suggests educational uses for the new technology.
Follow Curriculum and Leadership Journal on Twitter
For news updates between editions of the journal, follow Curriculum and Leadership Journal on Twitter.