A slightly edited version of the letter below was published in The Courier-Mail of Saturday 29 August 2015. Underlined words were deleted and bracketed one inserted. The paper's heading for a collection of four letters was "External exams fairer and limit cheating".
External exams and the 21st century world
Clive Newton and Paul Thomson (Letters, 28/8) provide (provided) useful balance to the inflated claims by some about the benefits of external exams.
One thing this change represents is the return of time-pressured handwriting marathons as an educational gate-keeping mechanism.
In the contemporary world of ubiquitous keyboards and touch screens I wonder how well that will genuinely prepare students for the real world beyond the school gates.
Essential English CoP 2024
We are excited to announce our first event for 2024 will inspire and support Essential English teachers. Theme: Charting a course for success in Essential English When: Saturday 17 February 2024 Where: St Joseph's Nudgee College, Sandgate Road, Boondall. See the Call for Presenters for details. If you are int...
Texts in Contexts
ETAQ invites workshop proposals that deal with a diverse range of texts and contexts in English program. Our focus will be on teaching of English in a variety of different contexts, using a broad range of texts, or teaching students to respond in new ways. Workshops that would work well include those that offer ideas for units of work to fit the...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All