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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
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Owner description: 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”.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I was so intrigued with this place. Working in a school I was so interested in how they taught the children it is amazing. The computers, cameras they use to communicate is fantastic and the way they have to distribute supplies to these children is fantastic. Well worth the visit, we did donate a book to their library so if you do visit donate one to their library. Wish we could have seen a class in action - next time. thank you

Thank Melbourneites
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Very informative place with great staff and a lot of information. Very helpful staff. Would be helpful to have some sort of shuttle (reasonably priced to take you here and back),great experience.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Staff were friendly, very informative and answered all question. Great to be able to see how they teach lessons, how the children interact and innovations being utilised with the latest technologies.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A real insight into the valuable work of the School of the Air which gives educational opportunities to over 130 children on extremely isolated cattle stations, mining complexes, etc, over a 1,300,000 sq km area.

This not only includes visual links with highly qualified teachers, but also a personalised home study course, and the occasional meeting up of all of the children with the staff as a taster of 'real' school.

We looked at computer recordings of royal visits, saw samples of the children's work and even talked to the children on camera

Thank wendyanddavid536
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

The School of the air is the main education operation for the outback students. The amount of coordination for books and materials to be used along with online instruction is complex but effective. One teacher can have twelve students online at the same time.

There is a video of the program, then a discussion by school personnel in detail. Also on sight are examples of the art work the students perform for their long distance programs. It is a must see.

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