Review of Regional, Rural and Remote Education

Federal Minister of Education and Training Simon Birmingham has announced an independent review of regional, rural and remote education to be led by Flinders University Emeritus Professor John Halsey. The review will focus on challenges and barriers to students’ learning outcomes including transitions toward further study, training and employment and provide recommendations for improved access and achievement. Public submissions will be invited on line from April and consultation meetings will take place in July and August. The report and its recommendations will be presented to government at the end of the year. Consultation documents and further information is available at: https://www.education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education

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Real-World Creative Learning: Embedding Arts Curricula in Festivals and Exhibitions

Real-World Creative Learning: Embedding Arts Curricula in Festivals and Exhibitions

The current trend in Australian universities has seen the proportion of enrolments in Arts subjects declining over the last decade, with regional universities and campuses more significantly affected. According to the 2015 Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report “entry scores are dropping and numbers declining in HASS programmes in regional universities.”. .

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