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Dealing with laptop breakages at school

A growing number of Aussie schools are making the transition to the concept of bringing your own device (BYOD). While parents may have reservations, there is research to support that BYOD has a positive impact on learning outcomes. Schools dealing with tight budgets ...

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TFA program responds to criticism

A recent evaluation report into the Teach for Australian (TFA) program has been met with criticism by lobby group Save Our Schools (SOS). SOS said in an education policy brief that the teacher training pathway was failing in its mission ...

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Survey shows STEM and problem-solving skills are key

Australians believe kids today should be learning life skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking. That’s the conclusion from a recent online education survey of 1,104 respondents throughout Australia. The survey asked Australians which skills were important from their ...

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Benefits of outdoor learning on display

More than 2,000 schools will participate in outdoor classes today, after studies found that 85 per cent of children spend less than two hours outside each day. Australia’s first Outdoor Classroom Day will see more than 200,000 school children take ...

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