The Global Education Research and Teaching Team (GERT - http://global-education.net/) at the University of Newcastle launched their new book of global education focussed units of work for primary schools at the international Global Learning Equity Network Symposium on the 11th March 2016. The eight units address “big picture ideas” such as Change; and Citizenship while addressing current Australian and NSW curriculum outcomes and Global Education focuses such as Sustainable Futures; and Social Justice and Human Rights. The title of the teaching units is Growing Up Globally - Teaching global education in primary classrooms.
To find out more about this exciting new resource Growing Up Globally and to download a PDF of the Introduction and sample pages from the first chapter entitled
Associations' PL Events in Semester 2 2016
The PTC NSW calendar of events for Semester 2, Terms 3 and 4 2016 is now available for download.
Here you will find a selection of workshops and seminars to be conducted during semester 2 by some of our professional teaching associations.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organisations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda. This year the focus is on innovation.
This is the first year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context the vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults
On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.
Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.
English Teachers Association NSW - Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)