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Rethink needed to suit needs of WA students

October 15, 2018

An opinion piece published by BBI Director Esther Hill in The West Australian on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

Future of Australia report echoes BBI's raison d'etre

April 15, 2018

This report titled: ‘Future of work in Australia: preparing for tomorrow’s world’ highlights some of the challenges facing educators going forward. Its findings echo those of similar reports and is the raison d’etre of the Beyond Boundaries Institute; to help prepare our young people for the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complicated and ambiguous) nature of the future workforce.

Less ATAR more 'growth mindset' says Gonski

February 20, 2018

With the NSW government calling for a review of the role that ATAR plays in shaping our education systems, what is highlighted is that this emphasis might not be the best preparation for students in a rapidly changing and uncertain world......

Can 'forest bathing' improve student outcomes?

February 13, 2018

Why do we notice a sense of calm in our students and in ourselves as we spend time in the company of trees? Nature pedagogy is growing in momentum throughout the education sector, particularly in the early years.


A tree can have us respond with awe and wonder as we take in the beauty and acknowledge the changes it would have lived through; the strength against adversity and the way it captures the sound of the wind and bird song.


There is growing concern about the growing number of children and adults who are disconnected from nature. As educators we have the opportunity to make these connections for children.


This article explores the positive biological effect trees have on the human experience.

Kindergarten students will face a different world when they graduate

February 06, 2018

Michael Anderson in his book, Transforming Schools argues that schools need to transform in order to explicitly build learners’ capacities to be ’agile and wise as they face complex and shifting problems’.

The BBI, through developing its Creative Industries program, seeks to provide a space within an overcrowded curriculum for these capacities to be developed.

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