Parents are made to worry that their children are spending too much time on their screens playing games, but maybe they’re just… playing. A 2015 poll found that Australian adults rated “excessive screen time” as their top child health concern, ahead of youth suicide, family violence and bullying. Screen time is seen by many as harmfully addictive, taking young children away from...Read more
|Comment|author: Jane Mavoa
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A report from the NACTO Designing Cities Conference

Now in its sixth year, the NACTO Designing Cities Conference brought together 800 officials, planners, and practitioners to Chicago to advance the state of transportation in cities through plenaries, workshops, walkshops and sessions. The Designing...Read more
|1 comment|author: Irene Quintáns

Building the prefab schools of the future

Prefab technology is driving the development of new classrooms in Australia that are a world away from the old “portables” you may remember. Access to schools with high-quality classrooms and safe learning environments is something every...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr David Heath and Dr Tharaka Gunawardena

Designing Australia’s largest school in Melbourne

Melbourne architects are transforming our schools, with a new inner-city learning precinct to teach children from kindergarten to university. When populations explode, meeting the community’s education needs is a challenge. As local schools reach bursting point,...Read more
|Comment|author: Sara Brocklesby
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Children and play based learning

Children learn best when they’re having fun, and they are more likely to be having fun when they are playing. Children’s learning is optimal when they’re free to learn at their own pace and in their...Read more
|Comment|author: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
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Early intervention increases educational gains for inner city children

Researchers followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings suggest preventive interventions beginning in early childhood can promote long-term educational success that contributes...Read more
|Comment|author: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development