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Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools
Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools June 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian schools need to think very differently about the way they manage student discipline in the classroom, with traditional, punitive practices proving ineffective in the long run and often escalating problems with student disengagement and alienation. That’s the view of ... Read More »

School principals directly impact student test scores
School principals directly impact student test scores June 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness. Using unique Victorian public school data from ... Read More »

Improving education for chronically ill students
Improving education for chronically ill students June 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Regular conversations between schools and students can help to improve the educational outcomes of the 500,000 students living with chronic health conditions in Australia. In a blog post for the Psych4Schools website, Dr Julie White of The Victoria Institute (Victoria ... Read More »

More parents choose to delay child’s start to school
More parents choose to delay child’s start to school June 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents across Australia are increasingly choosing to hold back their children’s start to school due to beliefs it benefits them in the long-term, QUT research has found. The study conducted by Dr Amanda Mergler and Professor Susan Walker, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms
Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms May 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at school. The Australian Educational Needs Analysis report was launched at the ASPECT Autism in education conference in Melbourne’s Convention ... Read More »

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? May 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Pattern learning key to children’s language development
Pattern learning key to children’s language development May 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals children’s language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, the study found children ... Read More »

Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought
Body movement is more critical to a child’s learning than once thought April 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Body movement can boost children’s learning, especially when integrated into the classroom as part of a learning task.  Children who physically act out a new concept learn more and have better academic outcomes, new research suggests.   The research, from UOW’s ... Read More »

Preventing gender-based violence in schools
Preventing gender-based violence in schools April 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new early secondary school program is equipping teachers to tackle gender inequality and gender-based violence in the classroom. Authored by University of Melbourne academics, the curriculum Connect with respect: Preventing gender-based violence in schools is being translated into Chinese, ... Read More »

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school March 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don’t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed 1 in 3 children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five ... Read More »







 
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