DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 1
2015 Volume 34, Issue 1 41 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Celebrating the Centenary of Anzac in the World’s Biggest Classroom In 2014, Sandra Copeman was the World’s Biggest Classroom Coordinator for Public Schools NSW. Her article highlights how the World’s Biggest Classroom (WBC) helped public school students across NSW to connect with their local communities in commemorating the Centenary of Anzac. A much asked question is...What is the World’s Biggest Classroom? The answer is simple, anything that NSW public school teachers and students want it to be. In its fourth year, the exhibition program showcased projects created by 3,800 students in 13 exhibitions staged across NSW, as well as online. Throughout this time the World’s Biggest Classroom program has provided a platform to showcase the unique outcomes achieved by our schools and their local communities, facilitated many beneficial partnerships and promoted public education. Eight project ideas were created to inspire teachers and students to create literary, visual art and multimedia works on a variety of themes. Schools used these resources in a number of ways, from project based learning tasks and extension projects for Gifted and Talented students to transition activities for high schools and their feeder primary schools. One of the key features of the World’s Biggest Classroom was its capacity to grow and change in response to the Department’s priority programs and milestones. The broad ranges of project mediums submitted by schools were exhibited in public venues thanks to Sydney Trains and Westfield.
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