primary school

To delay or not to delay starting school?
To delay or not to delay starting school? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of pre-school children and infants often feel significantly stressed as they ponder the pros and cons of delayed entry to primary school in a vacuum of objective information, a QUT education academic said today. Psychologist and education academic Dr ... Read More »

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning
Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New work from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school. The new results, published in Academic ... Read More »

Unconscious weight bias among school-age children
Unconscious weight bias among school-age children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research in the July 2017 Pediatrics suggests school-age children in the United States tend to have an unconscious bias against their peers with obesity. For the pilot study, “Implicit Weight Bias in Children Age 9-11 Years​” (published online June 23), ... Read More »

New app a game changer for learning fractions
New app a game changer for learning fractions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maths game developed in WA has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10% over their classmates according to new research. The Abydos app was developed by Edith Cowan University and St Stephen’s School ... Read More »

Understanding how kids develop their social brain
Understanding how kids develop their social brain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

On board the “Mind Explorer #2” van, a team of Deakin University researchers from the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) plan “to boldly go where no van has gone before”. They will embark on a four-year, ARC Future Fellowship ... Read More »

“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students
“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a “dire” lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics. Professor Kathryn Holmes of Western Sydney University’s School of Education was part of a study conducted at the ... Read More »

Maths tips for parents
Maths tips for parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed ... Read More »

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don’t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed 1 in 3 children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five ... Read More »

 
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