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Potential of dogs as reading aids unleashed

Weighing 113 kilograms and standing over two metres tall, Baron, an English Mastiff, could be Australia’s largest dog. But that’s not his only claim to canine fame: Baron is also a certified therapy dog. At Penrith Valley School in Sydney’s ...

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Big plans for State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria will no longer be just a silo for quiet study and reflection but an active area of learning – if enough funds can be raised. The new designs for the library, from architecture firms Architectus and ...

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Arrowsmith argues case in wake of renewed criticism

A senior figure within the Canadian-based education group, the Arrowsmith Program, has defended the organisation's model following fresh criticism from an Australian expert that much of the evidence used to prove its effectiveness is drawn from preliminary data in research and conference ...

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Fewer female students studying economics

Science isn’t the only field with a leaky gender pipeline: economics suffers similar issues. An analysis of data from the NSW Education Standards Authority by Danielle Wood, an economist, Grattan Institute fellow and chair of the newly established Women in ...

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Mindfulness may trigger past trauma in students

Classroom mindfulness can cause anxiety and stress in students who’ve experienced trauma, an expert has warned. Flinders University education academic Dr Leigh Burrows has advised that teachers who want to use the practice should learn their student’s backgrounds and not ...

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Kids read less when given e-readers

New research shows that today’s supposedly tech-addicted children can still be bookworms. This, however, is more likely if they’re given a hard copy. The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children’s book reading frequency, published in ...

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Call to simplify enrolments for NSW ethics classes

Primary Ethics, the provider of ethics education in NSW primary schools, has called on the NSW education department to make enrolment processes for its classes more transparent. Primary Ethics chief executive Leonie Johnson said the new process, which only requires ...

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