Melbourne Child Magazine talks to Alistair Rayner on Preshil’s reputation for encouraging creativity in its students and teaching methods, and how its working with Melbourne University’s Assessment Research Centre Online Testing System (ARCOTS)… Read the article here
School starting age: the evidence
Great article from Cambridge researcher about the value of play into middle childhood… Read the article here
Primary Force: Preshil’s Lyttle Legacy
Margaret ‘Mug’ Lyttle inspired some of Melbourne’s leading artists. Now they’re putting on a show in her honour, writes Joanne Sim… Read the article here
Architectural Review Australia
Please download and read the latest review on Preshil’s architecture in the latest edition of Architectural Review Australia here. This review is part of a series of articles documenting mid-century Australian architecture of note. AR will present ‘Life Cycle‘ teaming up with Docomomo, an organisation dedicated to the preservation of our modernist architectural heritage. The series examines how these buildings have evolved over time, and their continuing relevance to both the discipline of architecture and the communities that they serve. Preshil is part of the first feature in the series. AR and Docomomo came to visit and experience first hand the Kevin Borland buildings built here at Preshil, between 1962 and 1972. Architectural Review Australia.
Iconoclast pushes new schools of thought
John Hattie is an internationally acclaimed education researcher. He is recognised as a master at figuring out what helps students to learn.
Aiming for gold in body and mind
Lauren Burns, 37, is a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist. …… ”I’d change nothing as I loved Preshil and the wonderful friendships I developed”.
Where children rule in a spirit of progress
Melbourne’s original progressive school, Preshil, marks 80 years of giving students the chance to set the agenda, writes Adam Carey…
The Things We Steal From Children
Dr John Edwards: One evening, on returning from lecturing to my students, my wife asked me: “And what did you steal from your students today?” The question rocked me, and as I examined my practice under her skilful questioning, I realized how much of the processes I kept for myself.
Intelligent voters are made in the classroom
“Endless testing is an archaic way to impart knowledge. We should be encouraging students to debate ideas as well as sit exam”
Hindsight ABC Radio national
Free to learn – the history of progressive education in Australia.
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