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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 »

Robotics at school
Robotics at school May 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership will now make it possible for primary and high school students to access NAO, the worlds most widely used humanoid robot for education and research. Swinburne University of Technology and The Brainary ®, a distributer of educational ... Read More »

Early intervention makes all the difference for children with autism
Early intervention makes all the difference for children with autism May 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Julia Ilott is still in the process of completing her graduate diploma to qualify as a school teacher but she’s already had plenty of insight into how classrooms can accommodate children with a developmental condition. Her son Nathanael has autism ... Read More »

Focus on school bullying
Focus on school bullying April 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new ‎Australian anti-bullying documentary takes the battle to the school-yard, with two University of Queensland academics weighing in on the topic of bullying in school sport. The documentary, From the Quadrangle, asks experts to dig deep into the roots ... Read More »

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 »







 
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