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Looking for teacher-librarians in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Print E-mail
By Pru Mitchell   
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This article provides an overview of national teaching standards and asks where Australian teacher-librarians fit into the current standards framework.
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Now media: How to value the useful rather than the new Print E-mail
By Professor Tara Brabazon   

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New media is more than a phrase to describe digital innovation.It is a social weapon to decentre, marginalize, agitate, undermine and upset. But all old media were once new. This article moves beyond the binaries of old and new media, offering a paradigm shift to Now Media. This phrase describes platforms which are useful, integrate into daily life and improve our experiences of teaching, learning and education. While anti-discrimination policies can address ageist connotations when applied to people, the consequences of such ideologies on ‘old media’ are under-researched. Therefore, this article presents new models for platform management in libraries, schools and universities, showing the value of the now, rather than the new. 

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The challenge of ‘Ebne’: The 16th International Conference on Thinking Print E-mail
By Joy Whiteside   

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In this article Joy Whiteside takes us on her journey to further understand, and embed in her own teaching, the Visible Thinking Routines and cultures of learning from Harvard Project Zero. Joy’s passion for these approaches, and the John Ward Award, led her to the International Conference on Thinking in January this year and she shares with us how this event further stimulated her own practice.

 

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