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Inside Teaching : August 2010
www.atra.edu.au | firstname.lastname@example.org QUIZ 59 ANSWERS: 1. Photographic recall, speed reading, high-speed computation, perfect musical pitch, language acquisition, intuition and empathy; 2. 40, according to the Sydney Morning Herald; 3. 20; 4. Tony Abbott’s proposal to reduce net overseas migration to Australia from 300,000 to 170,000 people per year; 5. driver education, according to four-time Bathurst winner Allan Moffat; 6. agricultural studies; 7. literacy and numeracy; 8. a guaranteed job in the local area; 9. construction work on a Building the Education Revolution project in their own school; 10. NT, according to a report from the NT Coordinator General for Remote Services Bob Beadman; 11. they’re studying at university; 12. 10am. 1 What skills can children as young as six months be taught using Japanese teaching methods, according to the Shichida centre in Melbourne? 2 Approximately what percentage of children from non- English-speaking backgrounds who sat selective high school entry tests in New South Wales this year was successful? 3 Approximately what percentage of students from families that speak English at home was successful? 4 What is it that social demographer Mark McCrindle says would ‘cause some pain’ to the multi-billion dollar international education sector? 5 What should be compulsory in school curriculum for children as young as 12? 6 What should be embedded in all subjects as well as taught as a stand-alone subject in the new national curriculum, according to Primary Industries Education Foundation Chair Cameron Archer? 7 According to Archer, the curriculum has been hijacked by an emphasis on what? 8 A new strategy to improve student literacy and numeracy in the Northern Territory offers what to students who complete Year 12? 9 Year 10 students at Lucas Heights Community School in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire are being offered work experience doing what and where? 10 A shock-style advertising campaign with the tagline, ‘If you don’t go to school you will be poor and die early’ has been proposed in which Australian state or territory? 11 Other than shock-style ad campaigns, some young people are more than four times more anxious and depressed than others their age, according to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: why? 12 Teenagers’ moods, energy levels and health would improve if school classes started at what time, according to University of South Australia Professor Timothy Olds?