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Interview with Chief Judge Angela Carbone

We asked Angela Carbone, Chief Judge, about the final judging day, her take on the state of the educational publishing industry and her new role at Swinburne University. Here’s what she had to say:

What is your role in the judging process?
I’m the Chief Judge and I work very closely with the panel of judges. The panel is split into assessment teams that review entries submitted in each of the following categories: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary/Vocational. Each team has a lead judge, and I collaborate with the lead judges to make the final decisions.

There is much talk around final judging day. Could you tell us a bit about the process?
Prior to judging day, all the assessors review each

Angela Carbone, Chief Judge, at the 2017 EPAAs.

submission, evaluate the entry based on the judging criteria and write a few comments to justify their assessment.

On final judging day, the panel comes together to discuss their assessments, sharing their ratings and rationales. During this moderation period judges can change their assessment. They continue this process until a consensus is reached on the ranking of applications. Eventually, the panel nominates the top 2–3 titles with a ‘commendable’ or ‘highly commendable’ award, and they present their top-ranked entries to the rest of the judges.

As part of the final stage of the judging process, the lead judges share their top 2–3 entries with me and together we decide the winner. During the day, I immerse myself in the table discussions as listening to the judges’ rationales assists me in making a considered decision.

How has judging changed from last year?
We have revised the judging criteria this year based on feedback from last year’s judges. We have made the criteria clearer. The distinct criterion includes: publishing contribution; educational rigour; relevance, cohesion and suitability; flexibility and adaptability; and clarity, design and engagement.

A significant change was to select one winner for each category (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary/Vocational). Last year, there was considerable concern from the judges, including myself, around judging resources fairly. Comparing a primary school resource with a university resource was like comparing apples and oranges! So, this works much better this year and has been well received.

All resources are judged for excellence, innovation and originality. How do you think this year’s entries fared against the judging criteria?
Entries are improving each year. Publishers are more cognisant of the changes occurring in the way students learn and are fully exploiting the affordances of technology.

In the past twelve months, you’ve moved to Swinburne to become the Associate Dean (Learning Innovation) for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. Could you tell us a bit more about your role and what responsibilities you have?
As Associate Dean Learning Innovation, I am primarily charged with the responsibility of leading strategic development and overseeing the operational implementation of strategies relating to learning, teaching and scholarship . I hold overall accountability for ensuring the implementation of the university’s Learning and Teaching strategy within my Faculty. Often this includes facilitating leadership of teaching and learning innovation, driving specific agendas and ensuring the quality of courses and programs.

I’m also leading education in the faculty at an operational level. I supervise a number of teams that ensure our courses are of a high quality and are accredited by professional bodies. Among other responsibilities, they also ensure that student resources and learning environments are up-to-date and contemporary, and that students have pathways to change courses.

What are some challenges you think educators face in today’s learning environments?
Educators have to really think about ways to engage students by giving students authentic learning experiences. Learning today doesn’t just happen in the classroom or from a textbook. Students may not be receptive to a passive, didactic teaching delivery. Instead, we need to focus on creating active learning environments which give students engaging and rich experiences. We want students to talk about the issues discussed in our classrooms with their peers outside of the classroom.

Is there anything you’d like to add in the lead up to the 2018 EPAAs?
The publishers are doing a great job. They’re operating in an educational environment that is changing rapidly. Advances in technology, providing online resources in which students can assess their knowledge and skills at the own pace and in their own time are becoming more and more prevalent. Yet, many teachers still see the value in teaching from textbooks.

We’re at an interesting point in time in education, where traditional textbooks are still valuable, but online adaptive delivery is becoming more accessible and intuitive and provides teachers with timely learning analytics at their fingertips. It will be interesting to see what further advances will occur in the next couple of years.

The resources that are being published in both print and digital are fabulous.

The finalists and all the winners have done an exceptional job. Compared to last year – as good, if not even better I would say.

We hope to see you all at the industry event of the year at The Pavilion, Arts Centre on Thursday, 20 September 2018.

The 25th Educational Publishing Awards Australia Shortlist

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 25th Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) shortlist!

Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by Copyright Agency, the prestigious EPAAs recognise excellence and innovation within the educational publishing industry. This year’s entries are of a high standard, and are a testament to the tremendous effort that goes in to creating educational resources for Australian educators and students.

Chief Judge Angela Carbone said the entries were “exceptionally high and innovative, and the decision was not easy to make”.  In total, 117 entries were received so we would like to thank those who submitted their titles for consideration.

Many thanks to our fantastic judging panel, and, finally, a big congratulations to those shortlisted!

The EPAA 2018 Shortlist

 

PRIMARY

 

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

BaseCamp – A fun-filled program about managing anxiety
Quirky Kid

STEM Projects Box 
R.I.C. Publications

Oxford Atlas+ 
Oxford University Press

 

Student Resource – English (Literacy/Literature/Language) 

English Stars (Year 3)
Firefly Education Pty Ltd.

Flying Start to Literacy – Middle/Upper Primary
Eleanor Curtin Publishing

 

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

The Maths Box – Foundation
R.I.C. Publications

iMaths Online
Firefly Education Pty Ltd.

 

Teaching Resource

Handwriting Today – Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Book
R.I.C. Publications

Bounce Back! A Positive Education Approach to Wellbeing, Resilience and Social-emotional Learning 
Pearson Australia

STEM Investigations for Upper Primary
Macmillan Education Australia

Challenging Mathematical Tasks 
Oxford University Press

 

Educational Picture or Chapter Book

Ten Pound Pom 
Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

Alphabet Robot: The A to Z of Robotics for Clever Humans 
Stem Robotics Australia

Koala
Walker Books Australia

 

Student or Teaching Resource (Adaptations)

No shortlisted entries.

 

SECONDARY

 

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science 

ScienceWorld Western Australia 
Macmillan Education Australia

Maths Pathway 
Maths Pathway

 

Student Resource – Junior –English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

Ecco! Second Edition
Pearson

Tapis Volant 1 & 2 4E
Nelson – A Cengage Company

Digital Technologies for the Australian Curriculum Workbooks 
Nelson – A Cengage Company

 

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

Series: Pearson Physics Western Australia and Pearson Chemistry Western Australia 
Pearson

Series: Pearson Biology 11 New South Wales and Pearson Chemistry New South Wales and Pearson Physics 11 New South Wales 
Pearson

Science in Focus 2E – Year 11 
Nelson – A Cengage Company

New Century Maths Mathematics Standard 2E – Year 11 
Nelson – A Cengage Company

 

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

Media Reframed VCE Units 1–4
Cambridge University Press

Nelson Visual Communication Design VCE Units 1–4 4E
Nelson A Cengage Company

Access and Justice Legal Studies for VCE Units 1 & 2 Student book + obook assess and Justice and Outcomes VCE Legal Studies Units 3 and 4 Student book + obook assess
Oxford University Press

Nelson Product Design & Technology VCE Units 1–4 4E
Nelson – A Cengage Company

Key Features of Modern History 1 Year 11 Student book + obook assess
Oxford University Press

Food Tech Focus Stages 5 & 6
Nelson – A Cengage Company

 

Teaching Resource

Antiquity 1 Year 11 4E Teacher obook assess
Oxford University Press

Series: Pearson Biology 11 New South Wales Teacher Support, Pearson Chemistry 11 New South Wales Teacher Support and Pearson Physics 11 New South Wales Teacher Support
Pearson

 

Reference Resource

Jacaranda Atlas 9th Edition

John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary Hardback 6E

Oxford University Press

 

TERTIARY AND TAFE

 

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – print

Child Development in Educational Settings
Cambridge University Press

Powers of Curriculum: Sociological Perspectives on Education
Oxford University Press

Community & Human Services: Concepts for Practice
Oxford University Press

Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education 1E
Cengage

Australian Literature for Young People
Oxford University Press

 

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – blended learning (print and digital)

Learning Law
Cambridge University Press

Learning to Teach in a New Era
Cambridge University Press

Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives
McGraw Hill Education Australia

Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach
Cambridge University Press

 

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – digital only

Cambridge LANTITE Edge
Cambridge University Press

Bachelor in Applied Information Technology
Didasko

 

Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource – print or blended learning (print and digital)

Management: a practical introduction
McGraw-Hill Education

Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Partnerships in Care
Pearson Australia

Atrill’s Accounting
Pearson Australia

 

Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource digital only

Management 6e MindTap
Cengage

Revel
Pearson Australia

 

TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning Resource – print or blended learning (print and digital)

SHB Units of Compliance for Beauty and Hair Training
Skin Deep Learning

Beverage Services Skills 1e
Cengage

 

TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning Resource – digital only

Diploma in Events
Didasko

Early Childhood Education and Care Microlearning Modules
Aspire Learning Resources

We hope to see you all at the industry event of the year, held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday, 20 September 2018.

Book your earlybird ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA18

Announcing the 24th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist

It’s with great pleasure we can announce the 24th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist!

Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and generously sponsored by Copyright Agency, the prestigious annual Educational Publishing Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in this thriving Australian industry. Entries were of an exceptional standard and many thanks to our fantastic judging panel for deciding the shortlist. Finally, a big congratulations to those shortlisted!

PRIMARY

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books, Oxford University Press
Problem-solving Strategies and Skills, R.I.C. Publications

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

Double Helix Lessons, CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education
The Gigantic Book of Genes, Wild Dog Books (on the Louie & Ted imprint)
Our Stories: Sportsmanship, Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia
Student Science Journals, Australian Academy of Science

Student Resource – English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

Sound Waves Online, Firefly Education Pty Ltd
Team Reads, Macmillan Education Australia
The Weird and Wonderful World of Words, Wild Dog Books

Teaching Resource

Among the Gum Trees, Australian Academy of Science
Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard, Oxford University Press
PM Educational Toy Packs, Nelson Cengage
Springboard into Comprehension Assessment, Macmillan Education Australia

Reference Resource

There were no entries in this category. It has been replaced by the Educational Picture or Chapter Book category for 2017.

Educational Picture or Chapter Book

Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines, Walker Books Australia
Circle, Walker Books Australia
Nature Storybooks: Desert Lake, Walker Books Australia
Welcome to Country, Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia
Yong, Walker Books Australia

Adaptation (Student or Teacher Resource)

Bug Club: Plays to Read, Pearson Australia
Twinkl Australia, Twinkl Educational Publishing

SECONDARY

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science

Pearson Mathematics 2nd Edition, Pearson Australia
Pearson Science 2nd Edition Student Books and Activity Books, Pearson Australia
ScienceWorld for the Victorian Curriculum, Macmillan Education Australia

Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum, Cambridge University Press
Inspired English, Macmillan Education Australia
Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition, Jacaranda
Oxford MyEnglish 7 to 9 Victorian Curriculum, Oxford University Press
Pearson Geography NSW, Pearson Australia
Practice IT for the Australian Curriculum, Cambridge University Press

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

Nelson Biology VCE, Nelson Cengage
Nelson Psychology VCE, Nelson Cengage
Nelson VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4, Nelson Cengage

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

HTAV Revolutions Series, History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)
HTAV Twentieth Century Series, History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)
Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1‒4, 4th Edition, Jacaranda
Living Religion 5th Edition, Nelson Cengage
Pearson English VCE, Pearson Australia
Religion and Society, Nelson Cengage

Teaching Resource

The Artful English Teacher, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Interactive Teacher Edition, Cambridge University Press
Pearson Science 2nd Edition Teacher Companions, Pearson Australia

Reference Resource

A+ Study Guides for VCE, Nelson Cengage
Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 6th Edition, Oxford University Press
Get Ahead in Grammar, Nelson Cengage
The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales, Scale Free Network

TERTIARY AND TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

The Big Picture 4th Edition, Cengage
The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition, Cengage

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

Basic Building and Construction Skills 5th Edition, Cengage
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition, Cengage
Connect Master Hospitality Travel and Tourism for Certificate II to Diploma, McGraw-Hill Education
The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition, Cengage

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

Global Business Today, McGraw-Hill Education
Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition, Cengage
Principles of Economics, McGraw-Hill Education

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education
Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health, Wiley Australia

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

Australia’s Welfare Wars: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies 3rd Edition, UNSW Press
Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security, Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective, Cambridge University Press
Healthy Ageing and Aged Care, Oxford University Press
Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them, Cambridge University Press
Teaching Language in Context 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press
Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

Company Law: An Interactive Approach, Wiley Australia
Study Smart, Cengage, in collaboration with Smart Sparrow

We hope to see you all at the industry event of the year, held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.

Book your earlybird ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA17