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Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children
Non-English subjects can help migrant and refugee children September 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research at the University of Adelaide recommends that migrant and refugee children be exposed to more non-English-based subjects – such as art and sport – to help them to make friends, transition into school education and improve their wellbeing. ... Read More »

Top reading tips for parents of primary school children
Top reading tips for parents of primary school children September 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children should be encouraged to read widely. Primary School is a crucial period for children to develop reading and writing skills. Edith Cowan University (ECU) education researchers say the best thing parents can do to support their children’s learning is ... Read More »

Student test anxiety relieved by new research
Student test anxiety relieved by new research September 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance. Child development researcher and PhD student Myrto Mavilidi, from the Early Start Research Institute at UOW, said that test anxiety is a major threat ... Read More »

Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress
Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress August 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Working on class assignments or gardening in such settings also provide ... Read More »

New bid to increase student interest in maths and science
New bid to increase student interest in maths and science August 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) hosted students from across the Western Corridor for an event designed to increase interest and excellence in maths, science and technology.USQ Springfield has partnered with Ipswich State High School to stage a Science, Technology, ... Read More »

Improving literacy and numeracy teaching
Improving literacy and numeracy teaching July 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Australia are working on a research project that seeks to improve the Writing performance assessment component of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The project, led ... Read More »

Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids
Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids July 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

National Children’s Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell says children’s sense of connection to a nurturing school community can offer protection from risky adolescent behaviours. In a speech to be presented by UniSA’s Hawke Centre to launch ... Read More »

Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world
Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world July 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The making of graphic marks in the form of letters was one of the first activities of early humans. Written words are the visual representation of our spoken language, and handwriting is a personal representation of the diversity of language. ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

Benefits of cultural diversity programs
Benefits of cultural diversity programs July 9, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne survey funded by VicHealth has found one in five primary and high school students said they were daily targets of racism at school. It also found the levels of racism may be much higher, as many ... Read More »







 
 
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