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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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Opinion: Pen and paper tests don’t work

Existing exam systems within schools and universities are trapped in the 19th century and aren’t properly preparing graduates for the workforce, educators at a recent conference in Brisbane heard. Microsoft education industry solutions manager Ray Fleming said there is a ...

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Starting the assessment revolution

A senior Harvard academic has issued educators at all levels of the education system as well as students and their parents a call to action to effect what he argues is a long overdue revolution in assessment and examination models. ...

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