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Fertility series

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Fertility series, a set on Flickr. Oil paintings by John Bennett - jjfbbennett. Painted in the late 1980's. Influenced by Balinese, Javanese and Thai art and stories of external strategy and personal needs. jjfbbennett.com

Multimodal SLIM challenge

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School Leaders in the Making Program

Challenge Title: 21st Century Multimodal Learning

Purpose: Today’s students are the 21st century students whose lifetime experiences are enriched with using digital technologies. They need to develop 21st century skills to become the valued skilled workers, entrepreneurs, innovators and global citizens of tomorrow
The Department is working to meet the needs of the 21st century student through the provision of a rigorous curriculum, technologies of today and expert teachers inspiring learning with passion and purpose
This project is purposed to;
introduce innovative technologies into schools,change teaching practices,align with the Australian Curriculum, andinspire learning.
Benefits: The benefits to teachers and students should;
ensure that the selected technologies will meet the demands of the curriculum,employ technologies which are accessible in daily life, andgain digital fluency skills.

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The Poowong series

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Poowong series, a set on Flickr. I painted the Poowong series in the 1980's. The paintings have been destroyed but the photo's survive. The theme was based on organic and mental structures, complex problems and simple solutions. Poowong is a small town in SE Gippsland Victoria. Land of dairy cattle and potatoes.

2014 National Visual Art Education Conference - Digital literacy and participatory multimodal media

I shall be presenting 'Digital literacy and participatory multimodal media' 2014 National Visual Art Education Conference in Canberra.

The session details are;
Session ‘21st Century Learning – Changing classroom paradigms for students, teachers and institutions’
Date Tuesday 21 January at 1.30
Presentation Duration 15 min
Title and prĂ©cis 'Digital literacy and participatory multimodal media' Schools are the engine house of the future however there is disconnect between workplace expectations, and students’ in-school and out-of-school learning experiences. This discussion is about ‘cultures of learning’ and engaging 21st Century students through innovative programs.
Abstract10 Work Skills for the Future: Sense Making, Social Intelligence, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Cross Cultural Competency, Computational Thinking, New Media Literacy, Transdiciplinarity, Design Mindset, Cognitive Load Management, Virtual Collaboration” (Wilen-Daugenti).
Our schools are the institutions that st…