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Learning is all a song in classrooms
Learning is all a song in classrooms October 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Music teacher Aniko Debreceny brings song into learning. A music student is developing the first curriculum-based set of songs to help school students in Australia and beyond learn about ancient history. Charles Darwin University Masters student Aniko Debreceny said music ... Read More »

Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour
Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour October 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers will be critical to the successful treatment of their sons’ aggressive and antisocial conduct in a UNSW-led project, which has today been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the Movember Foundation. “Disorders of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour occur ... Read More »

Staying in the game
Staying in the game October 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Have you ever wondered why you enjoy playing one sport over another? And if it’s a team sport, why you seem to favour a specific position? Or if you’re not the sporty type, have you ever stopped to think why? ... Read More »

Why every child’s voice needs to count in society
Why every child’s voice needs to count in society October 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As children are increasingly able to claim their voice in society, UniSA Dean and Head of School: Education, Professor Stephen Dobson says it is important to recognise that it is still only well-educated middle class children who dominate. Prof Dobson ... Read More »

Kid sport drop outs at higher risk of mental health problems
Kid sport drop outs at higher risk of mental health problems October 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian primary school kids who drop out of organised sport have up to a 20% greater risk of developing mental health problems within three years than those who keep participating, according to research from University of Wollongong. The research, conducted ... Read More »

The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer
The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer October 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The children of parents who have cancer can feel anxious and isolated when well-meaning parents withhold information about their health, says Professor Kate White, Chair of Cancer Nursing at the University of Sydney. “Children often get excluded from conversations about what’s ... Read More »

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds October 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A nine-month-long, study involving 221 children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, ... Read More »

Straight talk for teaching students about stuttering in schools
Straight talk for teaching students about stuttering in schools October 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Final year teaching students at the University of Sydney were schooled on the importance of early intervention and the treatment of stuttering as part of program to help prepare them for the classroom. Researchers from the University’s Faculty of Health ... Read More »

Putting children first, when media sets its own rules
Putting children first, when media sets its own rules October 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an age when a significant number of parents won’t let their child walk down the street to post a letter because of “stranger danger”, it’s ironic that many pay little attention while media organisations spend hours of one-to-one time ... Read More »

Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop
Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop October 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A group of children from diverse language backgrounds, including Dinka, Korean, Tagalog and Afrikaans, have shared their experiences growing up bilingual in Australia. The meeting was part of a new series of University of Southern Queensland (USQ) workshops underway in ... Read More »







 
 
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