Saturday, 2 August 2008

Visits to US school

I've been back in Australia for 5 weeks and I am finally able to begin to consolidate all the learning I have done whilst on my study tour to the US and Canada. The focus of the tour was technology and its ability to impact on student learning.

The trip allowed me to visit a number of schools, departments of educations as well as a number of universities and talk with researchers, practitioners and administrators.

Some initial conclusions:

* Creativity is the key. It's where our students should be heading;

* Good teachers are good learners;

* Technology does not make bad teaching practice magically turn into good teaching practice.

I now need to write a report for the DET and Microsoft Corp. I will post the link to the final copy once it is complete.

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