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Why schools need to change

In Australia, where he is working with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to learn more about developing and assessing the kinds of capabilities Ruby has, Bill Lucas wonders what student-designed learning could look like in a school near you

The current system is clearly not working for a large number of students. Levels of disengagement within Australian schools are high and increase as students pass through secondary school. To carry on batching children into year groups and teaching them the same content partly explains why there are high levels of disengagement, stress and underachievement. Schools recognise that today’s complex world needs students who are capable in different ways.

Click here to read the extended version of Bill’s blog on The Mitchell Institute website.