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Girls identify secret ingredient to keep Christmas trees alive
Girls identify secret ingredient to keep Christmas trees alive December 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Sydney schoolgirls carrying out a research project with UNSW plant ecologists, Professor Angela Moles and Dr Julia Cooke, have identified a possible solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees turning brown and dying in the middle of the lounge ... Read More »

Demand for inclusive education rises
Demand for inclusive education rises December 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The inclusion of students with disabilities into regular school programs was the topic of discussion at the recent Monash University Dean’s Lecture Series. The lecture, Are we preparing teachers for inclusion or exclusion? Were presented by Associate Professor Umesh Sharma, the co-ordinator ... Read More »

Small uniform changes to protect our school kids
Small uniform changes to protect our school kids December 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers have found lengthening school uniforms would give students much greater protection from skin cancer. The study shows lengthening school shorts, skirts and sleeves just a small amount or choosing loose-fitting garments to cover more skin could ... Read More »

Schools to change their tune about music learning
Schools to change their tune about music learning November 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Building strong learning cultures and communities in schools through music is the focus of ‘Creating Music Cultures in Schools’, a book launched at the University Of Melbourne recently. Music therapist and researcher Professor Katrina Skewes McFerran explores the powerful influence ... Read More »

Low income families excluded from early childhood services
Low income families excluded from early childhood services November 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low income families value early childhood education highly, but the Productivity Commission draft report risks excluding them from services, UNSW research shows. Families at the Centre, a national study conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to be launched today, aims ... Read More »

Leading mathematics teaching program moves mainstream
Leading mathematics teaching program moves mainstream November 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A QUT-led teaching method designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ learning of mathematics is seeing success in a diverse range of schools. The YuMi Deadly Maths method is now used in projects in more than 200 schools ... Read More »

Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry
Year 9 NAPLAN scores predict University entry November 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Year 9 student’s NAPLAN score is a strong predictor of the likeliness of attending University, more so than the student’s socio-economic status, University of Melbourne research has found. More than 75% of students with high Year 9 NAPLAN scores ... Read More »

Early intervention could boost education levels
Early intervention could boost education levels November 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University ... Read More »

Building science bridges from school to university
Building science bridges from school to university October 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Secondary school teacher Adam Wallace has spent three days of the past two months at Flinders to discover what the University’s scientists are up to, and will take his insights back to Unley High School for the benefit of his students. Mr ... Read More »

Learning is all a song in classrooms
Learning is all a song in classrooms October 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Music teacher Aniko Debreceny brings song into learning. A music student is developing the first curriculum-based set of songs to help school students in Australia and beyond learn about ancient history. Charles Darwin University Masters student Aniko Debreceny said music ... Read More »







 
 
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