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Volume 37, No. 1

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Video-based instruction

Video-based instruction

Jodie Torrington outlines how teacher-made or custom-made videos allowed specifically chosen content to be presented to individuals or groups of students as needed. They also ensure the teacher is both planning and delivering appropriate content for the range of needs found in a classroom.

Read the article, Video-based instruction – using 1:1 devices for effective differentiation

Beyond the plebiscite

Beyond the plebiscite

Following the postal plebiscite result, parliament has implemented some dramatic legal changes, with implications for students of Legal Studies. This article summarises the recently enacted amendments to marriage contained in the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 (Cth).

Read the article, Beyond the plebiscite – a legal studies update

Shared practice and resource kits (SPaRKs) – Aquatica


In this article, Cathy reviews 'Aquatica: A Beginner’s Field Guide' by Lance Balchin, and includes suggestions for teaching activities. A SPaRK provides ideas for teaching linked to the curriculum using a resource as the 'spark'.

Read the article, Shared practice and resource kit (SPaRK) – Aquatica


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