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Beijing school to teach SA certificate

South Australia has strengthened education ties with China. Through a new agreement, the South Australian Certificate of Education will be taught at a popular local school in Beijing. “This is further evidence of the high regard international educators have for ...

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Virtual lab for high schools honoured

A high school science program has been recognised for its innovation. The FARLabs (Freely Accessible Remote Laboratories) program, pioneered by La Trobe University, won the prestigious international S-Lab Virtual Laboratory: Learning award for teaching excellence presented through the UK’s Institute ...

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Healthy scepticism

There new health and physical education syllabus may leave some teachers with unanswered questions but, ultimately, that allows much-needed flexibility. By Erin Mayo. As teachers await the final endorsement of the new health and physical education syllabus as part of ...

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Let nature take your course

Teaching sustainability doesn’t have to mean an increased workload for staff; lessons about the environment can blend into the curriculum with ease. By Thea Nicholas.  If the world becomes what we teach, then teaching should incorporate a deep understanding of ...

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A closer look

Intensive drawing workshops bring experienced art instruction to students well outside cities. By Dallas Bastian. Students and teachers now have the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge of visual art through a national institution’s intensive drawing workshops. The program, ...

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Game theory

As school sport becomes more intense, experts discuss just how much is too much. By Dallas Bastian. Taking the competitive nature of sport too far in schools can have serious negative consequences for students, an education expert warns. “Sport inherently ...

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Curriculum get down to business

Program returns to inspire young entrepreneurs throughout schools. By Antonia Maiolo. Primary schools across Australia are adopting innovative ways to foster leadership and entrepreneurship skills in students as early as Year 4 with the re-launch of a program that also ...

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‘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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