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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Partnerships between schools and the professional arts sector


Partnerships between schools and the professional arts sector are becoming more common in Australia and around the world. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria has produced, with Arts Victoria, a research report highlighting the growing body of national and international research into such partnerships. The current article briefly describes some examples of partnerships covered in the report, and highlights the role these partnerships play in the advancement of students' engagement, social learning, personalised learning, creativity and arts-related knowledge.

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Measuring aesthetic development

Rachel Jacobs

Aesthetic composition can be examined for originality, flair, cultural interpretation, and the capacity to synthesise personal ideas with established artistic conventions – ACSA 2009 conference papers.

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The case for slow reading

Thomas Newkirk

Schools can counter the increasingly hectic digital environment by encouraging unhurried reading for pleasure – Educational Leadership.

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Essential criteria to characterize constructivist teaching

Sandhya Baviskar, R Todd Hartle, Tiffany Whitney

The authors identify four essential features of constructivism, the constructivist theory of learning, and evaluate five articles that claim to offer and test constructivist teaching methods – International Journal of Science Education.

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From student of teaching to teacher of students

Marilyn Pietsch, John Williamson

The impact of casual teaching status on early career primary teachers is examined in a NSW study – ATEA 2009 conference papers.

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