[LINK] Less time in class for better student outcomes?

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Nov 9 10:08:48 AEDT 2020

Greetings from Edutech2020 online via Zoom from Australia. Pasi 
Sahlberg, Deputy Director of Research at the Gonski Institute For 
Education University of New South Wales is presenting evidence that 
Australian school teachers (and students) spend too much time in formal 
classes. He argues that there is no correlation between time in class 
and results and Australian teachers don't have time in their long days 
for innovation. His institute is investigating how digital media 
distracts students. The solution I suggest is in the hands of those who 
train teachers: show them how to teach differently, and make use of 
educational technology, so it helps rather hinder learning. 

Tom Worthington, MEd FHEA FACS CP IP3P http://www.tomw.net.au 
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