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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Address: Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 6834
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Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of...

History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques that continually enhance learning experiences of students living in remote areas of Central Australia.Immerse yourself in history, learn about outback lifestyle, discover world-class innovations and be inspired by what has been and continues to be a uniquely Australian method of education – achieved in “The World’s Largest Classroom”.

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A lesson in teaching

This was a very interesting visit. First there was a talk and then we could see a class being taught dance live as the lesson was being taught and the students interacting by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting visit. First there was a talk and then we could see a class being taught dance live as the lesson was being taught and the students interacting by their computer.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alice Springs is a town that grew out of the demand for communication. It was the site a a telegraphic relay station for communication to Europe. It is appropriate that the pioneering school of the air should start here. The visit is fantastic for anyone interested in education and the use of technology to teach children remotely. It all began... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alice School of the Air visitor center is great to explain how this works in Australia. My kids - age 6,9,10 - really had an experience and gained understanding that not all schools are like ours in Denmark ;-) Super friendly staff...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small but interesting centre about education in the outback. You get to see broadcasts in action and there is a good presentation on the history. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is worthwhile to visit and one can see classes in action whilst you are there, well done to all those who participate. The School of Air, is a school for kids in remote places, they learn through the internet, the teachers being live on the kid’s computers and the kids can also be seen. It was established in 1951... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the era of Blackboard, home-schooling, and skype, it's interesting to see how an organization managed distance education in the past and currently. These folks seem to have mastered the effort. This place is worth the one-two hours the visit takes

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit and learn all about the school of the air with videos showing lessons taking place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intersting place .you can listen to the lessons on t.v , look at the teacher and children that learning there lessons. There is a vedeo that explane intersting things about living in Outback.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting as to how children were historically provided an education at the outer reaches of the country. Much has changed with the advent of the computer. Somewhat disappointed in how the 'staff' avoided responding to certain questions. There seems to be concern about sharing information - if it didn't suit the 'school's' agenda.

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Thank Martin G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The school offers a unique insight into the challenges of education in the outback. There is an opportunity to see the old radio sets, understand the schools history and see the children being taught a lesson today. The presenter was an ex flying school student and brought the school to life. The distance covered are amazing.

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