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

Clip from 7.30

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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.

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
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Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline

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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".

Teachers push back on NAPLAN
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Teachers push back on NAPLAN

Clip from 7.30

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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.

CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary
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CEO-style principal transforms Tamworth primary

Clip from Lateline

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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

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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.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
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Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Kenzie

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me July 9, 2018

Personal and social capability

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Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she ...

Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she gets ready to perform with the Queensland Ballet.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
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Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Aelita

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 4, 2018

Personal and social capability

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Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her ...

Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her home-schooling, her hobbies, and her menagerie of pets.

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

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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.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
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Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Finn

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me June 25, 2018

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Eight-year-old genius Finn wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up. He visits astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy for advice, and with the help of his mentors, he ...

Eight-year-old genius Finn wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up. He visits astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy for advice, and with the help of his mentors, he launches his very own rocket, high into the clouds.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
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Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Callum

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 18, 2018

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Twelve-year-old heavy metal guitarist Callum takes his music to the streets of Canberra, jams with famous guitarist Smokin' Joe Robinson, and films his first ever music video ...

Twelve-year-old heavy metal guitarist Callum takes his music to the streets of Canberra, jams with famous guitarist Smokin' Joe Robinson, and films his first ever music video - all in a day's work for an aspiring musician.

Masterclass
14:45

Masterclass: How To Get Actors To Do What You Want: Part I

Season 1 Episode 7 Foxtel Arts October 20, 2016

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At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in ...

At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.

Masterclass
19:46

Masterclass: How To Read A Script

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts September 17, 2016

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It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as ...

It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as first assistant directors, cinematographers, and editors, read a script in different ways, and emphasises the many different kinds of rereading required of directors. It also examines strategies for improving scripts under the crunch of production schedules.

Masterclass
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Masterclass: Editing

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 5, 2016

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If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the ...

If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the fast-spaced editing in the television world and compares it with the more flexible possibilities of independent cinema, uncovering multiple lessons that can be gleaned from each. In the end, editing is another type of writing, an essential tool for directors to craft their visions.

Masterclass
21:38

Masterclass: Casting

Season 1 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts September 28, 2016

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Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This ...

Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This in-depth look at lessons learned from both film and TV, with case studies from Bobby's independent films Manhood and Jack the Dog, as well as guest casting experiences on Lost, offers practical lessons in how to cast across media, when to trust your intuition and when to listen to casting directors, and which common casting mistakes are easy to avoid.

My Country China: A Way Out
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My Country China: A Way Out

BBC World News April 15, 2011

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This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring ...

This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring options for students in a country where success is the only thing that matters.

Masterclass
22:55

Masterclass: Designing Shots

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts September 24, 2016

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One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to ...

One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.

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

Nine September 28, 2013

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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.

Arrows Of Desire
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Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC February 7, 2011

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Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Prayer Before Birth by Louis ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear by Edward Lear, The Red Wheelbarrow and To a Poor Old Woman by William Carlos Williams.