NSW’s Education System in Serious Need of Review
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) launched a Curriculum Review into the schooling system six months ago. This review is still open to the public to make suggestions. A final report will be created by the end of 2019, to be presented to the Education Minister.
NESA wants to change NSW’s education system so that it equips students with skills useful for the 21st century.
At the moment this process of standardised testing, culminating in the HSC and an ATAR, has been criticised by professionals. People have said the system churns out mindless robots good at rote-learning and not prepared for the real world.
Dr Jane Hunter, a UTS Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, joined us on the Daily to speak about problems in the school system.