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Needs of low SES regional students
Needs of low SES regional students August 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study into the learning and wellbeing needs of low socio-economic status students in regional Australia has received a $424,174 funding boost from the Australian Research Council’s 2015 Linkage Project scheme. The project is a collaboration between the University of ... Read More »

Engagement not punishment is key to good behaviour in schools
Engagement not punishment is key to good behaviour in schools August 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Corporal punishment, detention, suspension and expulsion are bywords associated with traditional and historic ways of maintaining discipline in schools in a bid to promote good student behaviour. But a UniSA partnered study has found when it comes to classroom discipline, ... Read More »

Mobile phones and kids’ sleep
Mobile phones and kids’ sleep August 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Study investigates the effects of mobile phone emissions on the sleeping patterns of kids and teens. A world-first study investigating the effects of mobile phone emissions on the sleeping patterns, brain activity and cognitive performance of children and adolescents will start ... Read More »

Toppling furniture: Anchor it and protect a child
Toppling furniture: Anchor it and protect a child August 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture. Hazards Injuries and deaths Consumer research – April 2015 Safety tips ... Read More »

Body image concerns not just for girls
Body image concerns not just for girls August 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Health and Ageing have found that Australian boys as young as eight are trying to lose weight and gain muscle. The year-long study found that boys feel body image pressure just as much as girls, ... Read More »

Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head!
Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head! August 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and ... Read More »

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids August 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

Real classroom science
Real classroom science August 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Thousands of budding scientists in high school classrooms across Australia could help solve real world problems, while also motivate them to embrace science. Professor David McKinnon, Director of the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research, has researcher science education for ... Read More »

Making vaccination truly compulsory is well intentioned but ill conceived
Making vaccination truly compulsory is well intentioned but ill conceived August 17, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Making mandatory vaccination truly compulsory may result in more harm than good, and drive hesitant parents to become anti-vaccination, warn Daniel Salmon, Raina MacIntyre and Saad Omer. The United States, Australia, and approximately half of European countries have mandatory vaccination requirements. The ... Read More »

Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously
Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously August 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Great Australian Spelling Bee does not translate to real world learning and should not be taken seriously by parents or teachers, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) spelling expert. Mrs Tessa Daffern is a higher degree researcher at ... Read More »







 
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