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About Gabrielle Ahern
I am based in Queensland, Australia, and have an interesting portfolio of skills, experience and qualifications in content creation, and science research.
Many thank's for your words. I am with you in what you write; And, I think that not everything that has happened with the pandemic is a disaster. Wildlife is reborn, and humans can sit down and think about how to re-inhabit the environment without continuing to harm it.
I agree with you. Wild places are good for our minds to explore, gain inspiration and learn from. We need healthy environments to survive pandemics, so it's in our best interests to protect and maintain natural habitats for the future.
All the best, Gabrielle
Thank you for your comment Jarlath. It is time well spent reading this article as the authors research results present some valuable insights for teachers to consider when planning their lessons.
I agree with you that science plays an important role in everything we do. Despite the evidence presented from countless studies, some people still entertain the notion the Earth is flat or there is no relationship between climate change and the weather (Luckily, no-one can hear you scream in space). I like the fact we have choices, it is good to shop around and explore new opportunities. But it is disappointing to learn that some people never ever step out of the square they are in.
Thank you for the interesting summary of current research happening. There is so much more to learn.
For anyone interested, there is a smart pen which allows you to write on normal paper in a notepad, while it digitally records your notes, resulting in something similar to a scanned document, creating a bit of synergy between the laptop and paper. Something to look out for.
I think the HELF will go a long way to maintain and build on high standards of teaching. This type of professional enthusiasm for collaboration and discussion, will only inspire new students to stay hungry to learn and to do more, which is at the heart of what makes a good teacher.
Online technologies are increasing access to qualifications but not necessarily improving the quality of skills or information taught to students. The HELF's aim to maintain high standards of teaching through collaboration and best practice, only emphasises the important role educators have in generating graduates with the expertise to start work but also, inspire those students to keep learning throughout their lives. Great resource.
I agree with your report and obviously, changes need to be made to the kind of books available in schools, libraries and at home. Publishing houses can reverse this trend by simply considering more stories that reflect the great diversity of cultures in our communities worldwide. Given the high level of illiteracy prevalent in todays society, providing books that children can relate to, might also increase their enthusiasm to read and to learn more.