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In The Classroom

USYD shows real-world STEM to schoolkids

Science and maths came to life at the University of Sydney STEM Day of Inquiry. The event gave 300 Year 9 students from 11 schools across Western Sydney a real-life look at science in action. It encouraged students to pursue their ...

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Expert warns NSW deradicalisation package won’t work

The NSW Government's multimillion-dollar program to prevent radicalisation will backfire, a University of Sydney expert has warned. The Baird Government announced today it plans to spend $47 million on combating extremism in schools. The program features training teachers and staff to ...

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Shall they compare thee to the first day of school?

Students, teachers and even education ministers are being asked to reflect on their experiences with starting school in a Charles Sturt University research project. Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) – an international research collaboration CSU is part of – is asking people ...

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EFT: research taps into stress reducers

As students sit their end of year exams, Bond University has released the findings of a study that suggests a simple solution to tackling test anxiety. Dr Peta Stapleton, Bond clinical psychologist, has found the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques – rapidly ...

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Educator dispels myths about dyslexia

An education expert has reminded parents and educators that dyslexia cannot be cured, only well managed. Dr Linda Westphalen, senior lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Education, whose son has dyslexia, said while the condition will have an impact ...

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Speech pathologists to the rescue

Increasing numbers of children with speech problems in their early years has been a trend in NSW schools. To address the problem, Wattle Grove Public School has hired a speech pathologist, who attempts to come to the rescue by guiding children ...

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