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In The Classroom

‘We do real science’

Victorian teacher finds there’s no inspiration for her students like working on actual computer research projects. By Fran Molloy. A high school teacher in Victoria has come up with a novel way of engaging her senior students in computer science ...

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Stress lesson

As the pressure ratchets up, here are some institutional ways to help teachers handle it better. By Antonia Maiolo. Teachers are feeling more stressed than ever as evidence shows that workplace bullying is becoming a main source for growing anxiety. ...

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A history of perspectives

Experts raise concerns about the education minister’s coming review. By Dallas Bastian. The recently announced review of the National Curriculum has alarmed some history experts. They say they don’t want to add to a plan that is already overcrowded and ...

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Tearing down the language barrier

Students who have to learn English as they learn the curriculum face a double challenge; schools can take steps to make sure these children’s potential does not go to waste. By Misty Adoniou. About a third of our students in ...

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Please open your browsers…

  More and more resources and learning tools connected with classes are moving online, and emerging teaching trends reflect the change. By Dallas Bastian. An increasing amount of learning is going online and the curriculum is following suit. Griffith University ...

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Tune in for good marks

A champion of distance learning describes the benefits video technology can bring to classrooms around the world and in Australia – and explains just who has the most to gain from these innovations. By Antonia Maiolo. Marci Powell is global ...

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Formula for confident teachers

  The Australian Academy of Science offers training to help educators deliver science instruction. By Dallas Bastian. An Australian Academy of Science program is helping primary school teachers improve their science knowledge and ability to teach the subject. Primary Connection ...

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Catch up to change

  Many teachers and schools are integrating new technology into the curriculum but more need to ditch old models and start adapting rapidly. By Annabel Astbury. In November 2011,  an article appeared online explaining that 3D printing would revolutionise education; ...

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Meaningful capacity

Andrea Flew has spent many years teaching and training people overseas, but her latest role in Myanmar stands out. By Antonia Maiolo For almost all of the past two years, Andrea Flew, an English teacher from Melbourne, has dedicated her life ...

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Students meet world

Video conferencing turns schools into global crossroads.  By Fran Molloy It was 6 o’clock on a dark winter evening last term when the kids from Bronwyn Joyce’s Year 5/6 class came back to school with their parents, still in their ...

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