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The myth of extrinsic motivation

When psychologists talk about motivation, we are typically referring to the ‘reason behind the action’ (Frydenberg, Ainley, & Russell, 2005).  Along these lines, academic motivation can broadly be described as a student’s energy and drive to learn, engage...

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How to use Working Memory

Quite often parents will ask about how to help their son or daughter to learn; to remember and use concepts or skills they learn in class in other contexts, whether that be in an exam, an assignment or in real life scenarios.

Here are some thoughts...

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Term 4 and 2019 Staffing Updates

Dear St Andrew’s community

What an interesting start to Term 4 with this week’s weather!  It feels like the ‘old days’ again with the infamous 3pm tropical storms, for those of us who have lived in Queensland for a few decades now!  It was great to welcome everyone back on Monday and to...

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Going further with Global Opportunities

Dear St Andrew’s community

This time of the year sees a portion of our staff and students out and about across the globe, taking up the diverse opportunities provided to them with our GO (Global Opportunities) programmes.  Over the past three weeks I have had the privilege of visiting our...

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