Sydney school teacher and former ABC journalist John Loughlin is one of Australia’s leading English-speaking experts on Australian and international culture.
He has worked at the ABC for 20 years and is now a Professor of English at the Australian National University.
He spoke to News.au about the state of Australian culture in 2017.
“It’s one of the biggest changes in Australian life,” he said.
“We’ve got an entire generation of people who are born in Australia who have a culture, an understanding of Australia, a love of Australia.”
The rise of online learning in recent years has resulted in the internet having a huge impact on education.
“What’s happening in the US is that the internet is transforming learning, so the impact of the internet on learning is enormous,” Mr Loughlyn said.
In 2017, the number of people with a university degree increased by 3 per cent.
This trend has continued since then, with the number with a diploma rising by 4.5 per cent and the number taking a first-year or higher course increasing by 9.5 percent.
Mr Loughlins advice is to have a healthy balance between the two.
“There is no one way to have an education.
You need to look at all your options and have a conversation with your family and work out what works for you,” he advised.”
In terms of getting an education you have to be very deliberate about it.
You’ve got to be careful about the amount of time you spend on it.”
John Loughins ‘Big Book of Australian Languages’ is a compilation of books and articles published over the last 20 years by the author.
It covers almost 2,000 languages, including many spoken in the mainland.
“If you have a great curriculum, a great teacher, a good teacher is a huge factor in making a difference,” Mr Goughlin said.
Mr Goughlins own books include ‘The Big Book of American English’, which was released in 2017, and ‘The Book of British English’, a work that he has written about the importance of language in Australian society.
“You want to be able to communicate your message,” Mr Rugg said.
“I think that a lot of the Australian public are looking for the same thing, but they’ve got their own way of expressing themselves.”
When you have the choice between a book or a teacher, the choice is yours.””
We want our children to be part of the conversation and we want them to be engaged in learning.
“But that’s not all.”
Topics:language,community-and-society,education,education-industry,education—in-school,counselling,education–general,schools,education:sydney-2000,sydney-3000,australiaFirst posted December 16, 2018 15:46:39Contact Trish SayersMore stories from New South Wales