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Non-certificated teachers face hurdles in Asia

In addition to certificated and practising teachers such as Jenny Lai, featured in "Call of distant voices" (Education Review June 19 2014), there is another group of Australians heading to the same places. These are non-professionally certificated teachers, armed with ...

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Opinion: A boon abroad

Working in the UK is a good foundation for other quality international opportunities. I’m 29 years old and a primary teacher. I left Canberra in 2012 for my ambitions – to have an international work experience and to live in ...

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App hits the right beats teaching Mandarin

A new app will get school kids in the rhythm of learning Mandarin – literally. LoopSkool Chinese, developed by Scott Wallace, a student at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, plays rhythmic chants that help children learn Mandarin. Once they’ve ...

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Water fountains aim for healthier teeth

A pilot project for school water is out to brighten smiles. The University of Sydney’s Healthy Teeth project, beginning in New South Wales in Term 1 next year, will aim to improve the dental health of Aboriginal schoolchildren. Filtered, chilled water fountains will ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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Australia adopts ‘Minecraft’ coding tutorials

Minecraft will now be teaching Australian children how to code. Microsoft Australia has integrated the popular computer game into a coding tutorial designed for ages 6 and up. Players will use basic coding skills to navigate a two-dimensional world. Almost 21.4 million ...

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