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Perfect storm of creative play
Perfect storm of creative play November 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A community outreach program that encouraged Illawarra and South Coast children to engage in more interactive and creative play was held at the Jervis Bay 100th Year of Education in the Territory centenary celebration. Representatives from UOW’s Early Start Discovery Space, which will ... Read More »

Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour
Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour November 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in five children aged between three and five years old engage in bullying, according to UOW academic Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett. Childhood development expert Dr Neilsen-Hewett, Convener of University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Education – The Early Years, said research shows ... Read More »

A sports program for special kids
A sports program for special kids November 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Groups of secondary school students are having a unique opportunity to develop their sports skills through a program run by uni students enrolled in two of Victoria University’s sports degrees. The Adapted Physical Education Program is a unit in the ... Read More »

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper
New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper November 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying. The prototype of the new game SAFEKEEPER, will be unveiled at an event at Melbourne Zoo on Friday. Deakin School ... Read More »

Does having children make us any happier?
Does having children make us any happier? November 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from LSE and Western University, Canada. According to the research, published in the journal Demography, ... Read More »

More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge
More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge November 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because of its high level of contagiousness, measles is the indicator disease for ... Read More »

Leading mathematics teaching program moves mainstream
Leading mathematics teaching program moves mainstream November 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A QUT-led teaching method designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ learning of mathematics is seeing success in a diverse range of schools. The YuMi Deadly Maths method is now used in projects in more than 200 schools ... Read More »

Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood
Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood November 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Monash University have found that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood. However, the findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, also ... Read More »

3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims
3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims November 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children’s burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior research fellow ... Read More »

Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry
Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry November 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Year 9 student’s NAPLAN score is a strong predictor of the likeliness of attending University, more so than the student’s socio-economic status, University of Melbourne research has found. More than 75% of students with high Year 9 NAPLAN scores ... Read More »







 
 
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