Home | Author Archives: Education Review

Author Archives: Malwarebytes

Overcoming the challenges of technology in schools

Advertorial content by Malwarebytes click here for more information  Constantly looking for ways to improve the educational experience for students, Australian schools are investing in technology at an ever-increasing rate. Content delivery platforms, wireless networks and mobile devices are supporting new ...

More »

Failure to engage

Little schools can do to affect 15-year-olds’ interest in education. Students’ background influences engagement, new research reveals. The study by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) found that a student’s background characteristics, rather than school attributes, overwhelmingly drive ...

More »

Minister: Tasmanian government broke promises

Labor’s Ellis says premier broke pledge of education reform. By Antonia Maiolo The Tasmanian government has backed away from its pre-election promises to deliver school funding reforms in the state, the shadow minister for education has argued. Premier Will Hodgman ...

More »

Threats to welfare can’t fix attendance

Initial rises in Indigenous performance at school under SEAM program fall away. Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the federal government would cut welfare payments to parents if children didn’t go to school, researchers have found. ...

More »

First lesson: know who you are

Cultural identity is a strong element in the success of Aboriginal students. Positive Aboriginal identity is key to success into the school performance of Indigenous students, a new study has shown. Research examining the performance of Aboriginal students in New ...

More »

Fine-tuning sex ed

WA program will specialise teacher training and include topics such as sexting and social media. A new training program is set to boost sex education skills for WA teachers. Curtin University associate professor Sharyn Burns has launched a training course ...

More »

Give a sneak peek

Study shows letting students get just a quick look at a test beforehand can reduce anxiety. Letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance, new research suggests. Test anxiety is a major threat ...

More »

Experiments in engagement

Participation in STEM subjects is down; a research team is looking at how teaching techniques can change that. A decline in the number of students pursuing science and maths is at the heart of a research project that aims to ...

More »

NAPLAN writing scores under scrutiny

Test design issues are taking blame for a decline in scores. By Antonia Maiolo The latest NAPLAN results show an overall drop in students’ writing scores since last year, but the difficulty of this year’s writing question is being blamed ...

More »