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Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms
Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at school. The Australian Educational Needs Analysis report was launched at the ASPECT Autism in education conference in Melbourne’s Convention ... Read More »

What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children
What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Teachers of primary-aged children who demonstrate excessive anxiety often won’t refer a child for help unless there is enough support provided within a school, a new QUT study has revealed. As more than 530,000 Queensland primary school students headed back ... Read More »

Making great teachers: From global education megatrends to Generation Z
Making great teachers: From global education megatrends to Generation Z (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

[This is an edited version of a public lecture presented by Professor Donna Pendergast, Griffith University Dean, School of Education & Professional Studies.] What makes great teachers? There is no single variable that improves student achievement more than a great teacher. Evidence ... Read More »

Effective use of robots in schools
Effective use of robots in schools (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time in Australia, research is being conducted into how robots can be effectively implemented into primary and secondary school curriculums. The three year research project, being led by Swinburne University of Technology, will see two South Australian ... Read More »

Engagement not punishment is key to good behaviour in schools
Engagement not punishment is key to good behaviour in schools (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 »

Real classroom science
Real classroom science (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 »

Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes
Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The learning outcomes of students with special needs in Western Australian classrooms could be boosted with the introduction of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology, including iPads, to deliver educational programs, according to Associate Professor Dianne Chambers at The University of ... Read More »

Replacing classroom with outdoors
Replacing classroom with outdoors (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New La Trobe research advocates the educational and emotional benefits of the ‘great outdoors’ for optimal learning. Professor Margaret Robertson, lead editor of the new book Experiencing the Outdoors: Enhancing Strategies for Wellbeing, said the findings showed students can be ... Read More »

All eyes on classroom camera
All eyes on classroom camera (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 »

 
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