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Questions for NAPLAN [...]

In response to a presentations from Ray Adams (ACER), Sara Ruto (PAL), Anil Kanjee (Tshwane University of Technology), Sue Thompson (ACER), Hans Wagemaker (ex-IEA), Sam Sellar (MMU), and Barry McGaw (ex-ACARA), Greg Thompson asks the following questions: > If NAPLAN is impactful, and I think on this we agree, why is it only ever impactful in positive ways such as in t...

 

Examples of Developing a Blog [...]

Blogs change over time: > I was recently asked by someone online how they could get their blog up and running again, beyond simply posting more often. My initial ideas were to tell a story about what you are learning right now, make something new, be the connection that gives other’s a voice or return to why. However, what matters most is where you are at right...

 

Knowledge vs. Information [...]

Tom Barrett shares an insight from Larry Prusak: > Knowledge only flows if trust is present - information can flow without trust, but not knowledge...

 

Two Collaborative Roles – Critical and Creative [...]

Reflecting on the collaboration between Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Austin Kleon talks about the importance of playing different roles. He suggests that when working alone that one strategy is to be conscious with your time: > This is a terrific argument for collaboration, and the power of two, but for those of us who work solo, we have to try to split ourselves ...

 

Questions for Data [...]

Audrey Watters writes down a series of questions to consider when thinking about data: > Is this meaningful data? Are “test scores” or “grades” meaningful units of measurement, for example? What can we truly know based on this data? Are our measurements accurate? Is our analysis, based on the data that we’ve collected, accurate? What sorts of assumptions are...

 

Purpose [...]

Simon Sinek discusses the difference between rationalising a decision and finding real purpose: > Providing jobs, driving the economy, serving the shareholder are not purposes. They are rationalizations used when a greater cause or purpose is not clear or not there.  Real purpose has a clear and definitive direction. It is a path that points towards a very specific ...

 

Diversity and Perspective [...]

Reflecting on a life within the technology industry, Ellen Ullman shares why diversity is so important: > We need to involve women and minorities and people who come from all social classes because they bring in new sets of values. The newcomers deepen the conversation. They carry in fresh sources of creativity. They enrich our understanding of the relationships betw...

 

Innovation and Dynamic Systems [...]

As part of the investigation of systems, Julian Stodd provides a definition for innovation: > Innovation is an emergent feature of a dynamic system, not a process within a system, or a target set upon it. Innovation may be nurtured, but is equally often provoked, and here’s the funny thing: innovation itself is rarely enough, unless accompanied by the ability to ex...

 

Diversity and Resistence [...]

Providing two separate case studies, Kisha Tracy and Katharine Covino explain why diversity is so important now and offers us an opportunity to resist: > Embracing diversity, in all its forms, promotes critical thinking and empathy ... In such a place and time, forefronting diversity takes on an overtly political mien, becomes an overtly political act. Promoting dive...

 

Algorithms and Human Systems [...]

Writing about Facebook, Franklin Foer explores the concept of algorithms to highlight a more human element: > An algorithm is a system, like plumbing or a military chain of command. It takes knowhow, calculation and creativity to make a system work properly. But some systems, like some armies, are much more reliable than others. A system is a human artefact, not a m...