In 2014, St Margaret’s embraced a new initiative with the introduction of its Trends in Education Series. Each of these seminars, held three times a year, addresses a significant current educational topic and is delivered by an expert in the area of focus.
2020 Trends in Education
20 August: Being proactive in supporting young people in the challenges they face (Damon Joseph - Character Builders)
2019 Trends in Education
Headspace: Building Resilience Wednesday 30 October 2019
QTAC / ATAR Presentation - Wednesday 5 June 2019
2018 Trends in Education Seminars
TIES#2 Professor Pankaj Sah, Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ): The Science of Learning
TIES #1 Professor Jeffrey Brand, Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University: 'Trends Today, Reality 2050'
2017 Trends in Education Seminars
TIES#2 Mathew Stein, St Margaret's Head of Faculty - Global Studies: 'Teaching Thinking"
TIES #1 Mr Chris Farrelly, Manager - STEM Enrichment Programs: 'STEM Education in Schools'
2016 topics and presenters included:
External assessment in Queensland: the implications for schools.
Presented by Mr Brian Short, Chair of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
More like Hemione than Fiona: Assessment for Learning as a source of learning power.
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Presented by Dr Jill Willis, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Mastery Learning and Thinking Skills: Friends or Foes?
Presented by Trudi Edwards, Acting Head of Primary School, St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School
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