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$22m program to recruit girls to maths launched
$22m program to recruit girls to maths launched May 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have launched Choose Maths, a five-year national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women. Working from ... Read More »

Robotics at school
Robotics at school May 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership will now make it possible for primary and high school students to access NAO, the worlds most widely used humanoid robot for education and research. Swinburne University of Technology and The Brainary ®, a distributer of educational ... Read More »

Teenagers: They’re not that bad, apparently
Teenagers: They’re not that bad, apparently May 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The image of the rebellious teen might be more myth than reality, according to researchers at The University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre. Professor Matt Sanders, director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre and founder of the ... Read More »

Rise in number of children receiving protection services
Rise in number of children receiving protection services May 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There was a 6% rise in the number of children in Australia receiving child protection services in Australia in 2013-14, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia ... Read More »

Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’
Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’ May 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Sam Elliott found well meaning parents were putting their children under too much pressure. Flinders University research has found that many parents are unwittingly driving their children to quit sport because of intense, post-match grillings. Dr Sam Elliott, who ... Read More »

Helping teens tackle the perils of perfectionism
Helping teens tackle the perils of perfectionism May 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Flinders University research carried out in four Adelaide schools is changing lives across Australia by providing “psychological immunization” to protect young people against the destructive effects of perfectionism on their mental health. Dr Tom Nehmy, a clinical psychologist who trained ... Read More »

Light therapy hope for sleep troubled teens
Light therapy hope for sleep troubled teens May 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Flinders University sleep researchers are taking research conducted in Adelaide schools to the next level by intensively studying individual sleep troubled teens in a new study at the Child & Adolescent Sleep Clinic at the University’s Bedford Park campus. The ... Read More »

Shock horror: Humour persuades young males to slow down
Shock horror: Humour persuades young males to slow down May 10, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Graphic, strong threat or fear-based anti-speeding advertising campaigns are less likely to influence young males, a high-risk group over-represented in the nation’s road toll, QUT research has found. Senior Research Fellow Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research ... Read More »

Young people share moving stories of kindness through imagery
Young people share moving stories of kindness through imagery May 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Throughout February and March, University of Tasmania ran an Instagram competition, ‘Random Snaps of Kindness’ in preparation for National Youth Week. Tasmanians between the ages of 13-25 submitted photos on Instagram using the #kindsnaps hashtag, and @volunteeringtas to win prizes, and ... Read More »

App to help HSC students stress less
App to help HSC students stress less May 5, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new app that helps HSC students manage stress by teaching them mindfulness meditation techniques has been launched on iTunes and Google Play stores. The free app, ‘HSC Stress-Less’, was developed by psychology researchers at UOW with the assistance of ... Read More »







 
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