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Demand for teachers to soar: report

A new report has found a growing population is increasing demand for teachers, classrooms and even new schools. The Australian Council for Educational Research report says the demand for teachers and classrooms will rise every year until at least 2025 ...

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7 pillars of digital leadership

“Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach,” Marc Prensky wrote nearly 15 years ago, describing digital natives. Globalisation, the redefinition and expansion of knowledge, technological advances and ways in which organisations and institutions operate ...

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Berries eaten in Vic cooking class

Berries linked to a nationwide hepatitis A food scare were consumed by Victorian Year 7 students after using them to make smoothies during a cooking class. The berries were used in the food technology class in Ballarat Secondary College, the ...

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‘Still falling in love’ with science

A Sydney-based primary schoolteacher who says she “fell into” science education has won the 2015 winner of the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Teacher Award. Philippa Miller, who first arrived from New Zealand to teach in Australia some 23 years ...

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Sydney orchestra tunes up music education

Primary teachers in New South Wales will have the chance to up-skill in music. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's  (SSO) TunED-Up program is a five-day residency held in Sydney that helps primary teachers across the state deliver stronger music education in their classrooms ...

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