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Why Ruby is beginning to flourish in Australia

Fresh from two weeks in Australia, Bill Lucas reflects on how different it feels when a country seeks to embed the kinds of capabilities espoused in Educating Ruby.

Last Monday, with The Mitchell Institute I laid out a practical eight step plan for policy-makers, school leaders, teachers, parents and employers to consider. The eight steps look like this:

 

The whole document can be accessed here.

What’s most encouraging is the degree to which employers, parents and national bodies such as Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) are beginning to reach common views as to how best capabilities can truly be embedded in schools.

The State of Victoria continues to race ahead with its unflagging emphasis on critical and creative thinking coupled with resilience.