Elisabeth GriffithsMay 27, 2016
While the Minister for Immigration and "Border Protection" has been scrutinising refugees' literacy and numeracy, the Australian Government has had its sight set on another group's abilities: Australia's pre-service teachers. Elisabeth Griffiths asks if the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students is worth its salt.
Elisabeth GriffithsNov 20, 2015
Been missing the cunning, linguistic comedy in your life? Elisabeth Griffiths reviews a local offering that will hit the spot.
Elisabeth GriffithsOct 16, 20151 Comment
The meaning of the word ‘marriage’ has been hotly debated in the media and in global politics over the last few years. To explore the role of language in shaping the debate about social changes, here’s Elisabeth Griffiths with an examination of the terms used by those for and against changing the legal definition of ‘marriage’.
Elisabeth GriffithsJul 31, 20157 Comments
The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. But what place do spelling bees have in the teaching of literacy? Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.