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Home Education Response to COVID-19 Boys’ education: How to tap into boys’ strengths and learning styles

Boys’ education: How to tap into boys’ strengths and learning styles

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Story Source: The sydney morning herald ~ Go to Original Article

Nearly 20 years have passed since the national inquiry into the education of boys in Australian schools, which found boys were not achieving as well as girls across a broad spectrum of measures.

Curriculum and assessment changes in Australia and worldwide since then have only served to magnify the comparative under-performance of boys. Closed, structured, information-dense tasks have been replaced with more open-ended, reflective, text-based tasks – paralleling the changing workplace and major shifts in the types of jobs that males traditionally undertook. Where previously men used their brawn, they must use brains. They have to think on the spot, relate to the public and communicate differently in the 21st century……………………………………………..