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Why teaching should be like medicine

What do a doctor and a teacher have in common? Potentially nothing, yet Professor Geoff Masters would like them to share something significant. Delivering a keynote presentation at the ACER Research Conference 2018, Masters, ACER’s CEO, explained his viewpoint. “The origins of ...

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New medical guidelines for transgender kids

They may constitute only approximately 1.2 per cent of the population, but until recently, transgender individuals have been excluded from society. In a 2015 speech, former Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said that of LGBTQI people, “the lingering and most extensive discrimination ...

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The latest research on bouncing back

American developmental psychologist Emmy Werner was one of the first people to ever use the term ‘resilience’.  It came out of her landmark study of children from Kauai, Hawaii, from their birth in 1955 to their late teens, in the 1970s. At the ...

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Save the dolphins, from the classroom

For years, there have been intermittent reports of animals in captivity lashing out, and even killing themselves and their trainers and keepers. The 2013 documentary Blackfish brought this issue into sharp relief. It told the story of Tilikum, an orca whale implicated ...

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