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Lecturer says more schools should teach Hindi

A senior Australian academic has called for increased teaching of Hindi in schools to strengthen the nation’s relationship with India. In a statement issued ahead of a workshop for language specialists at the Australian National University on Friday, South Asia Research Institute senior ...

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High-schoolers learn about future jobs in biofuels

Queensland’s top science students engaged in a week-long challenge to learn about the biofuels industry in order to support future jobs. Sixteen students joined the Queensland University of Technology’s Process Engineering Challenge at QUT’s Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant in late June. The ...

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Teach computer science, coding young

Teaching young kids computer science and coding is a good idea, argues a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert, who says primary-aged children take to digital technology at a relatively fast rate. Jason Howarth, course director at the CSU school of ...

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New resource to help kids get active

University of Canberra researchers have launched a new resource to get kids active earlier in life. The Physical Literacy Activities Yearbook (PLAY) comprises 200 activity suggestions to help teachers prepare and deliver fun physical education for primary school students. It ...

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A new challenge in maths teaching

Making mathematics more difficult can actually improve learning in low-achieving students, a new study has found. The Monash University study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provide students with challenging maths tasks to work ...

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