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Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day
Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day April 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Riding a bicycle to school is a great opportunity to be physically active every day which promotes healthy development in children. That’s according to Dr Stephanie Schoeppe from CQUniversity’s Physical Activity Research Group. Dr Schoeppe says over 80% of Australian ... Read More »

Healthy Kids Check
Healthy Kids Check April 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia. ... Read More »

Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’
Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’ March 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Victoria University psychology researcher says students who don’t ‘fit in’ at school – socially, academically or behaviourally – don’t necessarily require ‘fixing’ by school authorities. Dr Tim Corcoran, a senior research fellow in critical psychology at VU’s Victoria Institute ... Read More »

Blue collar boys count themselves out of success at school
Blue collar boys count themselves out of success at school March 20, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of South Australia education researcher Dr Garth Stahl says boys from low socio-economic backgrounds may be disengaging from school education, partly in response to wider prejudices about them that exist in the community and the poorly resourced schools they ... Read More »

All eyes on classroom camera
All eyes on classroom camera March 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Students have long suspected teachers can see out of the back of their heads. Now, with the help of 360 degree video cameras, ECU’s School of Education is training its pre-service teachers to do just that. Researchers, in partnership with ... Read More »

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test February 27, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

Breaking the barriers for first in family uni students
Breaking the barriers for first in family uni students February 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

“More than 50% of Australian tertiary education students are the first in their family to go to university and that number is increasing,” Dr O’ Shea, from University of Wollongong’s School of Education, said. This trend, and how universities can ... Read More »

Hearing parents: research to examine effective school relationships
Hearing parents: research to examine effective school relationships February 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The relationship between parents and schools is in the spotlight as part of new research at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Graduate Certificate (Educational Research) student Kathryn Dalton is currently researching the relationship between parents, guardians and carers, and schools to ... Read More »

Apps add up for young students
Apps add up for young students February 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As school returns after the summer break, a University of Western Sydney academic is urging parents to help inspire the next generation of Australian mathematicians by taking advantage of apps and encouraging their children through the fun, hands-on math riddles ... Read More »







 
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