How can we encourage our young people to develop the practice of lifelong giving? By encouraging the donation of quality goods, knowledge, time and money we offer opportunities for our young people to feel that they have made a positive difference to the lives of others and we can direct our students along the pathway to becoming young philanthropists of the future.
Dr Bruce Addison, Dean of Curriculum and Scholarship I must admit that when I sat down to write this article many potential themes emerged. Slow learning was one. Trust another. Deconstructing the simplistic analysis associated with national and international benchmarking was tempting. These themes are important to me but this time I wanted to write on a topic that is fundamental to my daily work. To me the magically affective space existing between teacher, student and learning is something worthy to explore, recognise and celebrate. Educational theorist Max van Manen has done much work in this field. To him the relational space existing between teacher and student forms the essence of his concept of pedagogy. For van Manen a pedagogical relationship requires a teacher to possess: …a sense of vocation, moral fibre, a loving and caring disposition, a sense of responsibility, intuition, a passion for knowledge, tactful sensitivity, humour, vitality and hope, maturity, an ability to be…
Director of Humanities, Ms Alison Dare, discusses the importance of critical thinking skills when evaluating news and information sources.
Mrs Sue Lanham, who with her husband, Mr Tim Lanham, established the Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre at Imbil in 1987, reflects on the challenges and excitement of developing the Centre and the outdoor education programme.
Director of Health and Physical Education, Mr Stephen Fogarty, reflects on Brisbane Girls Grammar School’s seventh Principal, Miss Milicent Wilkinson (1900-1912), and her desire to provide opportunities for Grammar girls ‘to become fine sportswomen’. How do modern Grammar girls measure up?
Science Teacher and Debating Coordinator, Mrs Anne Byrne reflects on the benefits for schools which encourage, nurture and manage a tribal culture in order to enhance learning and well-being in students.
Ms Sarah Frew, Associate Dean (Academic Care) reflects on the learning experiences that were most powerful and influential for her and considers what Academic Care might look like for the girls of Brisbane Girls Grammar School.
Director of International Studies, Ms Susan Garson discusses the concept of a Flipped Classroom and its application in language classes at Girls Grammar.
In her work with the School and our past students, Old Girls/Alumni Manager, Ms Antonia Swindells bears witness to this year’s International Women’s Day theme #BeBoldForChange
Mrs Sybil Edwards, Lilley Head of House, discusses the effects of technology on the ‘art of conversation’ and offers practical advice for helping students develop their conversation skills.