You may have seen our recent Explain the Brain infographic competition that we ran with our partners at the Genazzano Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences. This competition asked students to create an infographic explaining an area of the brain, learning or brain health of their choice, that they had researched. We were amazed by the quality of the entries and the complexity of the issues students presented on, which inspired us to find out more about student brain health and the impacts of great habits on their learning. We spoke to Catherine Brandon, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Director of the Genazzano Institute, to find out more about the importance of good habits and some tips and tricks to help student success, read on to find out more!
As John Shinder (2009) says “The power of [competition’s] effect makes its use very tempting. Little else gets a group of young people more energized than competition"
Here at Education Perfect we see competition as a chance for students to extend themselves, work together towards common goals and as a means to extend student knowledge. As Tom Verhoeff (1997) explains education and competition are two universal ingredients in human life and the way that children are naturally inclined to compete means the availability of good competitions becomes beneficial for education in almost any discipline.
If you have used Education Perfect before you’ve likely seen or been a part of the Education Perfect World Series, our global competitions covering Social Sciences, Languages, Maths, Science and English. What you may not know is we also have a competition builder that you can use to create your own competitions!
Digital resources have continued to become an integral part of the blended learning experience for the 21st Century student, but how can you combine a tradition that can be traced back as far as 3,000 years with modern technology? We talked to Jess Griffiths from Coburg High School who did just that, read on to find out more.
Photo Credit: Kate Reitzenstein
Say kaya or hello to Noongar! Education Perfect is proud to announce the release of our first official Australian Language content! This has been an exciting project for the Education Perfect Languages Team and is the beginning of what we hope will be a rich bank of Australian Languages for future generations.
We are extremely grateful to Sharon Gregory, Noongar Language teacher and author of our eagerly anticipated Noongar content and Kate Reitzenstein, AISWA Languages Consultant and President of the MLTAWA, for their contribution to this exciting project. To celebrate we spoke to them and some other members of the Walyalap Waangkan Noongar language Group about the Noongar culture, the importance of language preservation and teaching traditional languages in a modern age, here's what they had to say.
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