“Shut it Down” 9/4/17 (in photos)

Dog lovers and animal rights activists walked around Wentworth park this weekend to advocate for the greyhound racing track there to be shut down and for the industry to be banned. This was part of a larger national day of action, with more marches against the greyhound industry happening around Australia. To find out more about…

Palm Sunday Rally 9/4/17 (in photos)

Thousands of supporters of refugee rights came out in Sydney today to advocate for the closure of offshore detention centres. Marchers chanted “close the camps” and “refugees are welcome here” as they made their way from Archibald fountain in Hyde Park to the First Fleet park at Circular Quay. This was just one of a…

Sydney Korean Festival 1/4/17 (in photos)

Sydney’s Korean community is being celebrated this weekend at the Sydney Korean Festival at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. Guests from the NSW parliament and local councils as well as Korean community leaders opened the festival by mixing a giant bibimbap (a Korean rice dish) to symbolise Australia’s multicultural community. For more information about the…

Fake news, social media, and the role educators can play

It is a fundamental role of educators to prepare students intellectually for the world which awaits them outside of the classroom.

This also includes preparing students to be able to navigate the social media environment which dominates the way that young people, in this day and age, access news and information. And part of this is, equipping students with the skills they need in order to identify fake news.