Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
6:01

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
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Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for ...

Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary
7:48

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary

Clip from Lateline

Literacy

11-12
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The recruitment of 15 highly paid executive principals tasked with improving the performance of schools in NSW with high proportions of Aboriginal students is starting to pay ...

The recruitment of 15 highly paid executive principals tasked with improving the performance of schools in NSW with high proportions of Aboriginal students is starting to pay off in Tamworth. Hillvue Primary School executive principal Chris Shaw has the authority to choose his own staff and vary the curriculum, and the school's NAPLAN results and level of parent engagement have been transformed.

Early childhood education and Sesame Street
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Early childhood education and Sesame Street

Clip from 60 Minutes

Literacy

11-12
12+
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Liam Bartlett meets Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and the team behind the experiment to see if early childhood could be "disguised" entertainment, 50 years ago this ...

Liam Bartlett meets Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and the team behind the experiment to see if early childhood could be "disguised" entertainment, 50 years ago this year.

Catholic school puts an end to tests
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Catholic school puts an end to tests

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
12+
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It's being described as a radical new experiment in education, the Catholic school that has done away with tests, grades and even year levels. St Luke's Catholic College is ...

It's being described as a radical new experiment in education, the Catholic school that has done away with tests, grades and even year levels. St Luke's Catholic College is delivering a personalised curriculum for every student and it's all being delivered in a brand-new, open plan school with life coaches. But critics are questioning the radical approach to learning.

Teachers push back on NAPLAN
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Teachers push back on NAPLAN

Clip from 7.30

Literacy

11-12
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While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

While NAPLAN is under review in three states, 7.30 meets advocates and critics of the tests, amid a call to boycott the program, and proposed on-demand testing.

A Convenient Education
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A Convenient Education

SBS2 August 6, 2013

Literacy

English

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An interactive documentary which explores the experiences and challenges faced by international students, focusing on the Indian student community in Victoria in 2009 and 2010.

An interactive documentary which explores the experiences and challenges faced by international students, focusing on the Indian student community in Victoria in 2009 and 2010.

We Built A School in Africa
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We Built A School in Africa

Nine September 28, 2013

Literacy

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Two young Australian's realised that the best way to make a difference in the poverty and conflict-stricken country of Uganda was to build a school. Then they cleaned up the ...

Two young Australian's realised that the best way to make a difference in the poverty and conflict-stricken country of Uganda was to build a school. Then they cleaned up the water supply, started a clinic and carved out a farm.

Last Will & Testament
54:30

Last Will & Testament

The History Channel April 3, 2019

Literacy

Literature

7-8
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It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box ...

It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems has persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England's "Star of Poets". Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

Inside Game Of Thrones
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Inside Game Of Thrones: A Day In The Life Of The Show

Showcase September 23, 2017

English

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three ...

This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three countries - Croatia, Ireland and Spain. Featuring interviews with members of the talented, international production team as they discuss the staggering logistical challenges of shooting simultaneously in three countries. The special also includes a look at the creation of key scenes for the fifth season, as well as candid moments with the actors on set.

Genius Of The Modern World
59:15

Genius Of The Modern World

Episode 2 The History Channel August 5, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike ...

Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike of systems and of seeking truths left his ideas ambiguous and sometimes incoherent.

Class Of
43:47

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 4 Ten September 5, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Koray's struggled all term to juggle college life with working night shifts to support himself. As the term draws to a close he's forced to choose between work and college.

Koray's struggled all term to juggle college life with working night shifts to support himself. As the term draws to a close he's forced to choose between work and college.

Making Child Prodigies
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Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 29, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the ...

Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the intellectually gifted Finn, who's designing his very own rocket.

Making Child Prodigies
28:31

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC June 12, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Ten-year-old dancer Kenzie is forging a promising career, but it's not without sacrifice. Callum's perfectionism causes him angst, while pianist Anwen sets herself a new challenge.

Ten-year-old dancer Kenzie is forging a promising career, but it's not without sacrifice. Callum's perfectionism causes him angst, while pianist Anwen sets herself a new challenge.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
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Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Anwen

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me June 11, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Eight-year-old pianist Anwen studies at the best music school in the world: the Juilliard School in New York. She is about to perform her original compositions in public for ...

Eight-year-old pianist Anwen studies at the best music school in the world: the Juilliard School in New York. She is about to perform her original compositions in public for the very first time at her school concert.

Class Of
44:11

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 3 Ten August 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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It's nearly the end of Term 1 at Bradfield College. It's also the end for Lisa and Ryan, the class lovebirds, who break up; and also for the class's much-loved English ...

It's nearly the end of Term 1 at Bradfield College. It's also the end for Lisa and Ryan, the class lovebirds, who break up; and also for the class's much-loved English teacher, Matt Anderson, who quits.

Class Of
43:07

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 7 Ten September 26, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
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This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are ...

This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are accused of cheating.

Fry's Planet Word
59:12

Fry's Planet Word: Babel

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 11, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned ...

Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.

Fry's Planet Word
59:02

Fry's Planet Word: Identity

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 18, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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What is it that defines us? In the second episode Stephen argues that above all, it's the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - ...

What is it that defines us? In the second episode Stephen argues that above all, it's the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - we interpret and define ourselves through our language.