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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 »

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 »

A new way of teaching maths in schools
A new way of teaching maths in schools July 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning. The study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provided students with ... Read More »

Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution
Compulsory maths and science only part of the solution June 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The curriculum for secondary school science and mathematics must be made more relevant and interesting before it can be made compulsory, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert. Executive Dean of Education Professor Toni Downes believes the Government’s plan ... Read More »

No support for chronically-ill students
No support for chronically-ill students June 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s school system is failing some of its most vulnerable young people by leaving them unsupported in their education. A new Victoria University report reveals chronically-ill children who need to take extended absences from school are neither officially acknowledged nor ... Read More »

Squirt the therapy dog helps raise children’s literacy levels
Squirt the therapy dog helps raise children’s literacy levels June 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deakin University researcher Dr Tony Chalkley has launched a fundraising campaign for a study into how therapy dogs raise literacy levels among primary school students. A well-regarded researcher and lecturer in media communication and former primary school teacher, Tony is ... Read More »

ATARs a weak predictor of student performance
ATARs a weak predictor of student performance June 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report shows that ATAR scores are a weak predictor of academic performance for first-year students. The report by Victoria University’s Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) and supported by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher ... Read More »

Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children May 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Public Health PhD student Angela Gialamas measured the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children who ... Read More »







 
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